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IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

“[C]limate stability is a new social need, essential to the preservation of human life and ecological balance.” ...
When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

In June 2020, the headline “classified governmental action aims at antifascist professors and police officers” was ...
Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

On 09 November 2020, Mr Justice Turner of the High Court, handed down a judgment that denied the jurisdiction of ...
A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

In July 2019, I wrote a blog post introducing the main arguments presented to the Inter-American Court of Human ...
BHP to be Dammed?

BHP to be Dammed?

On 5 November 2015, a devastating mudslide following the collapse of the Fundao Dam tore through Mariana, Brazil, ...
Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Hailed as a milestone in Brazilian climate change litigation, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court has ...
Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

The Brazilian Senate approved a bill to fight fake news on 30 June 2020. The bill now goes to the lower house and ...
COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

The coronavirus outbreak hit Brazil at a particularly difficult moment. Since 2016, Constitutional Amendment (EC) ...
Reverse racism is coming: the backlash against race conscious politics in contemporary Brazil

Reverse racism is coming: the backlash against race conscious politics in contemporary Brazil

In February 2020, Brazil witnessed two judicial decisions that indicate backlash efforts against race informed ...
Gentrifying intersectionality in contemporary Brazil

Gentrifying intersectionality in contemporary Brazil

On 17 October 2019, for the first time in the history of Brazil’s Supreme Court, Silvia Souza, a black woman, ...
Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

Brazilian Superior Court of Justice Decides that Victims of Domestic Violence are Entitled to Paid Work Leave – While New Legislation Could Hinder Their Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

The Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) established a new precedent asserting that women who suffer domestic ...
Brazil’s top court uses anti-racism legislation to make discrimination against LGBT people a criminal offence

Brazil’s top court uses anti-racism legislation to make discrimination against LGBT people a criminal offence

On 13th June 2019, Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF), by a majority of 8 to 3, recognized discrimination on the ...

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