Amicus Brief: Arroyo Bruno

ABColombia and the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group in August 2020 filed an Amicus Brief before the Court of Execution of Penalties and Security Measures number 20 of Bogotá in charge of following up on the orders of the Constitutional Court ruling SU 698 of 2017, which we hope will provide important elements on standards of international law in environmental matters for the Colombian Court to make use of in its future rulings.

The Amicus Curiae covers the enforcement of the second, fourth, fifth and eighth orders of the ruling SU-698 of 2017 by the Constitutional Court.

This is a case whereby members of the Wayúu indigenous communities of Paradero and La Gran Parada have promoted a process for the protection of their constitutional rights (Acción de Tutela) against Carbones del Cerrejón Limited, the National Environmental Licensing Authority, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and others.

Carbones del Cerrejón Mine

ABC Colombia and the Colombian Caravana instructed Sue Willman, senior partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn and Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales and three barristers who are members of the Bar of England & Wales: Jelia Sane, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers (London) specialising in international human rights law. Dr Keina Yoshida, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and a research officer at London School of Economics, Camila Zapata Besso, barrister at Garden Court Chambers (London) specialising in international human rights law.

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