The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court has played an increasingly significant role in fighting climate change. In a recent ruling, the court decided that the Brazilian government has failed in its constitutional duty to protect the environment.
With the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 75th anniversary, scholars and advocates should move past debates about the end of human rights and renew their focus on the rapidly changing realities of human rights struggles on the ground.
To address deforestation, states must provide rural and indigenous communities with an active role in environmental defense rather than criminalizing these historically marginalized groups.
A UN consultation on law enforcement’s role in peaceful protests brought together practitioners and human rights defenders. Human rights dialogues can find a model in the event’s practical focus and open-minded atmosphere.