My name is Juan Auz, an Ecuadorian lawyer and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Public Law & Governance Department at Tilburg Law School. I am also a PhD candidate at the Hertie School's Centre for Fundamental Rights in Berlin. Currently, I am working on transnational environmental litigation for the ERC-funded "Translitigate" project. Before this, I was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Previously, I worked for several years in Ecuador on indigenous peoples' rights in Amazonia as the co-founder of Terra Mater and Executive Director of Fundación Pachamama. I hold an LL.B. from Universidad de las Americas in Quito and an LL.M. in Global Environmental Law from the University of Edinburgh. I am a member of CIVICUS, the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment and the European Society of International Law.
My research lies at the intersection of the following fields of law: International Environmental Law, International Climate Law, International Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Legal Mobilization and the Climate Crisis, Law and Political Ecology, and Third-World Approaches to International Law.
I am a member of the following organizations:
I have collaborated with environmental and human rights NGOs coalitions in Latin America to bring climate change and environmental degradation issues before the Inter-American Human Rights System.