We promote land management policies that are coherent with economic development, social and environmental principles, and the existence of policies and measures to avoid harm to the environmental by a mode of economic development based principally on extractive industries.
By framing the environmental debate with a human rights perspective, in multidisciplinary and accessible terms, we promote environmental participation with a well informed citizenry and legitimate institutions.
We research and advocate for a national and global legal framework for the protection of environmental refugees and those displaced by environmental causes
At the same time, we advocate for a just transition from carbon-intensive economy especially in countries of the Global South where we are working.
With the support of the Scientists’ Panel, Dejusticia assisted fishing communities from the Ciénaga Grande (the Great Marsh) in presenting an action of tutela demanding the protection of their rights to a clean environment, a dignified life, right to food, and right to work (among others).
The violation of these rights is a direct consequence of the environmental degradation that has occurred in this important ecosystem. The findings that the Scientists’ Panel will present is aimed at identifying the causes of this environmental degradation and providing insights about the possible remedies that can be implemented to guarantee the protection
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