The Ecuadorian Exemplar: The First Ever Vindications of Constitutional Rights of NatureReview of European Community & International Environmental Law (2012)
AbstractThe 'Sala de le Corte Provincial' - a provincial court in Ecuador - became the first court ever to vindicate the recently constitutionalized rights of nature. Recognizing the indisputable importance of the rights of nature for present and future generations, the court held the provincial government liable for flooding damages caused by dumping of construction debris. This judicial victory is arguably overshadowed by challenges facing the plaintiffs in seeing the courts order enforced, however. A subsequent case bears witness to the judiciary’s vindication of rights of nature in Ecuador with ever increasing legal effect.
- environmental law,
- constitutional law,
Publication DateApril, 2012
Citation InformationErin Daly. "The Ecuadorian Exemplar: The First Ever Vindications of Constitutional Rights of Nature" Review of European Community & International Environmental Law Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_daly/29/