Rights of Nature Lawsuits in Ecuador

My colleague Pam Martin and I created a matrix summarizing all of the lawsuits invoking Ecuador’s pioneering rights of nature laws between 2008 and 2016. The matrix categorizes the cases by the legal tool applied, the pathway of influence for applying rights of nature, and the year. For descriptions of the legal tools and pathways of influence, as well as more detailed descriptions of several cases, see our article on Ecuador’s rights of nature lawsuits in World Development. You can download a “read only” version of the matrix by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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