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Álvarez et al v. Peru

Geographic relevance: Peru

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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In 2019 a group of youths filed a complaint against the Peruvian government for its alleged failure to halt deforestation in the Amazon. The youths have argued that this failure means the government has not taken sufficient action to address climate change. The claimants have also argued that their human and constitutional rights to a healthy environment, life, water and health have been violated.

The claimants are seeking an order that requires the Peruvian government to take mitigation and adaptation measures as well as establish concrete plan to reduce and prevent further deforestation in the Amazon.

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