Amicus Briefs

ELC partnered with International Rivers and International Network for Human Rights (RIDH) to submit amicus briefs to the Consejo de Estado, Colombia's highest administrative court. We also submitted the amicus briefs to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of Colombia. These amicus briefs call for recognition of the rights of all Colombian rivers, including the Anchicay√° River. They also ask that communities impacted by a dam release in 2001 be fairly compensated.

Amicus briefs are legal documents filed in court cases by non-litigants with a strong interest in the subject matter. The briefs allow Earth Law Center to advise the court of relevant, additional Earth Law and Rights of Nature information or arguments that the court might wish to consider.