In the report, Professor Mauricio Madrigal, of the University of los Andes, suggests that the work of the University of Reading and University of Medellín in the previous IOTA hurricane disaster case (in which both acted as interveners), opened up the discussion of ‘climate displacement’ for it to be taken forward in the recent Constitutional Court Bojabá River case. That was because the former IOTA case was the first to deploy that climate displacement frame. He comments that the Bojabá River case, involving a couple of elders as applicants, was easier than IOTA in terms of demonstrating the cycle of displacement and the violations of human rights.

See the item on RTVC Noticias (in Spanish) posted on X.

Also, read the full court judgement here.