contribution for the research in Ecuador
Environmental lawyer during voice of nature: THE TRIAL
Juan Auz is a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he also collaborates with its Fundamental Rights Centre. Prior to this, he was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). His main research interest is the interaction between human rights law and climate change. 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).