Colombia

Aug 3, 2019

NPR: Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? A Growing Number Of Voices Say Yes

NPR: Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? A Growing Number Of Voices Say Yes

NPR covers this story on the growing Rights of Nature movement across the U.S. and around the world. “‘[W]e have to change our environmental protection in this country and across the world, because obviously what we’re doing isn’t working.'”

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Dec 26, 2018

Climate Liability News: As Climate Lawsuits Grow Worldwide, Legal Strategies Evolve Too

Climate Liability News: As Climate Lawsuits Grow Worldwide, Legal Strategies Evolve Too

Litigation based on the Rights of Nature is part of a growing movement to stop climate devastation.

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Apr 5, 2018

Press Release: Colombia Supreme Court Rules that Amazon Region is “Subject of Rights”

Press Release: Colombia Supreme Court Rules that Amazon Region is “Subject of Rights”

In the growing recognition of ecosystem rights around the world, today the Colombia Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the Amazon region in Colombia possesses rights.

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Apr 5, 2018

The Amazon Conservation Team: Breaking News: The Colombian Amazon Has the Same Rights as a Person

The Amazon Conservation Team: Breaking News: The Colombian Amazon Has the Same Rights as a Person

“Colombia’s Supreme Court issued a historic ruling combating climate change in Latin America.”

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May 4, 2017

Press Release: Colombia Constitutional Court Finds Atrato River Possesses Rights

Press Release: Colombia Constitutional Court Finds Atrato River Possesses Rights

Reversing course from mainstream views of nature as property, Colombia’s Constitutional Court finds the Atrato River is a rights-bearing entity – a necessary step to protect life on earth.

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May 3, 2017

El Heraldo: Rights of Nature granted to the Atrato River in Colombia

El Heraldo: Rights of Nature granted to the Atrato River in Colombia

A Colombian court recognizes the rights of the Atrato River to exist and flourish, ordering the end of illegal mining and the use of toxins in extracting minerals.

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Jul 20, 2015

The Rights of Nature & Self-Governance – San Andres Archipelago, Colombia

The Rights of Nature & Self-Governance – San Andres Archipelago, Colombia

The Raizal people of the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina off the coast of Colombia work with CELDF to recognize the Rights of Nature and to achieve their right to self-determination. CELDF travels to the Archipelago this month. Learn more here.

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