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Submissions to courts

Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

2023

Amicus brief submitted by the UN Special Rapporteurs on Toxics and Human Rights (Marcos Orellana), Human Rights and the Environment (David Boyd), and the Right to Development (Surya Deva) on the Advisory Opinion on Climate Emergency and Human Rights of the Interamerican Court of Human Rights
22 November 2023
Amicus brief (English | Español)

The climate crisis and human rights (submitted to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea by three Special Rapporteurs in response to a request for an advisory opinion submitted by the Commission of Small Island States)
30 May 2023
Amicus brief

2022

Amicus curiae brief of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment on Comunidad de la Oroya contra Perú
22 October 2022
Amicus brief (English | Español)
Blog post on the Court's decision

BILLY et al. v AUSTRALIA
Amicus brief

Greenpeace Nordic and others v. Norway
Amicus Brief

2021

Amicus Curiae brief by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights and Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons
Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz et. al. v. Switzerland
15 September 2021
Amicus Brief

Amicus curiae brief by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
Duarte Agostinho and Others v. Portugal and 32 Others
4 May 2021
Amicus brief

Amicus curiae brief by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
Groundwork Trust & Vukani Environmental Justice Alliance Movement in Action v Minister of Environmental Affairs & Others
26 March 2021
Amicus brief

Amicus curiae briefs by the Special Rapporteurs on human rights and the environment
C.S. et Al. v. Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey
Amicus briefs: Admissibility / Merits

2020

October 2020 
Amicus brief in Indonesian air pollution case

September 2020
Amicus brief in Brazilian climate change case

August 2020
Amicus brief in Norwegian climate change case

2019

Amicus Curie on the case of Friends of the Irish Environment CLG v. The Government of Ireland (PDF)