LL.M. Juan Auz

Auz

Juan Auz is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School in Berlin, where he also collaborates with its Centre for Fundamental Rights. He is also a guest researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), initially sponsored by an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship.  His research focuses on the institutional arrangements and normative production of the Inter-American Human Rights System in the context of climate-related cases.

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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
auz[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

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Juan Auz is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School in Berlin, where he also collaborates with its Centre for Fundamental Rights. Before this, he was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). His main research interest lies at the junction of human rights and climate change law. Juan has worked for several years in its natal Ecuador as the Co-Founder of Terra Mater and Executive Director of Fundación Pachamama, two organizations that defend the rights of indigenous peoples in Amazonia. Juan received his LL.B. from Universidad de las Americas in Quito and LL.M. in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of CIVICUS, the IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law and the European Society of International Law (ESIL).

  • Climate Change Litigation and Human Rights: Pushing the Boundaries, Climate Law, special issue ‘implementing the Paris Agreement: Lessons from the Global Human Rights Regime; vol. 9 (3); 2019.
  • Ecuador: 20 Years of Historic, Political and Normative Correspondences between Civil Society and the State. Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance; vol. 2 (2); 2018. (In Spanish)
  • The Environmental Law Dimensions of an International Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Brazilian Journal of International Law; vol. 15 (2); Brazil – 2018.
  • Legal Empowerment Allows Indigenous Ecuadoreans to Fight Multinationals. OpenGlobalRights; July 2018.
  • Not So Win-Win: Don’t Let China Weaken the UN’s Human Rights Institutions. The Diplomat; March 2018.
  • Why is the Inter-American Human Rights System Lagging on Climate Change? OpenGlobalRights; January 2018.
  • The Right to Consultation in Environmental Contexts in Ecuador. Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho y Políticas Ambientales; vol. 5 (5); Lima – 2017. (In Spanish)
  • Rights of Nature in the Constitution: In the last decade, what are we talking about when we invoke the Rights of Nature? From the trenches: Five critical essays on the fight for the defence of Human Rights in Ecuador in the last decade. Rights and Justice Observatory. Quito –2017. (In Spanish)
  • Human Rights Dimensions in Climate Change: Synergies and Caveats. Journal of the Universidad Catolica del Ecuador’s Law School. No. 1, pp. 127-1152. Quito – 2017.
  • Infrastructure for Disintegration - Manta Manaos Axis: Human Rights and Rights of Nature. Fundacion Pachamama; Quito – 2011. (In Spanish)