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Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta

Postdoctoral Fellow

Catalina Vallejo is working on the postdoctoral project Polycentric climate governance in action: study of the interaction between Norwegian and Amazonian agricultural policy for climate change, as a member of the interdisciplinary research project “Causes and Consequences of the Legal Architecture of Climate Politics” (LEG-ARCH), with funding from the University of Bergen, a collaborative project between the Faculty of Law and the Department of Comparative Politics, Social Science Faculty, both UIB. 

She is a lawyer from Colombia, holds an LLM, a MA in Peace Studies, and a Ph.D. in Law. In her doctoral dissertation, she studied climate change litigation against governments of the world and the emerging climate jurisprudence. She is affiliated as a researcher to the Universidad Autónoma Latinoamericana-UNAULA, in Medellin, Colombia, to the Peace and Conflict Unit of the University of Innsbruck, in Austria, and to the Centre for Law and Social Transformation, in Norway. 

2021:

  • Law & Politics of Climate Change Governance (SAMPOL370 21V). Two lectures (6h) on the topic "Global regime for climate change governance". February 2021.  

2020:

  • UiB Bergen Summer Research School 2020 "Global climate governance regime". This international Ph.D. course explored the role of the global climate governance regime in devising ways to mitigate climate change and to adapt to already inevitable impacts. To better understand the complexity of multilevel climate governance, the course used a case study, the Amazon, an ecosystem of global importance. Study period: June 8-18, 2020

 

  • Show author(s) (2021). Where ordinary laws fall short: ‘riverine rights’ and constitutionalism. Griffith Law Review. 1-37.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Channeling Water Conflicts through the Legislative Branch in Colombia. Water. 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). The quest for butterfly climate judging.
  • Show author(s) (2020). The Climate Crisis: Litigation and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 456 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Polycentric climate governance: connecting the atmosphere, Norway and the Amazon.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Nuevos retos constitucionales: Armonización de las transiciones política y climática [New constitutional challenges: harmonizing the political and climate transitions].
  • Show author(s) (2020). Global Climate Governance Regime.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Plurality of peace in legal action. Analyzing Constitutional Objections to Military Service in Colombia.

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Ph.D. Dissertation

“Suing the state for climate change: an empirical assessment of court rulings in cases against governments” 2018. Los Andes University, Colombia. Supervisor: César Rodríguez-Garavito. 

Books

Plurality of Peaces in Legal Action: Analysing Constitutional Objections to Military Service in Colombia. Vienna-Berlin: Lit-Verlag. Series: Masters of Peace, (2012). UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies, Innsbruck University.

Book Chapters

  • Vallejo Piedrahíta, Catalina and Gloppen, Siri. "The Quest for Butterfly Climate Adjudication." In: César Rodríguez-Garavito (ed). Litigating the Climate Emergency:  How Human Rights, Courts, and Legal Mobilization Can Bolster Climate Action (forthcoming/in press 2021, Cambridge University Press).
  • Gloppen, Siri, and Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta. 2020. “The Climate Crisis: Litigation and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.” In Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights, edited by Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa, and Lilian Chenwi, 387–410. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • "Colombia: transitional justice before transition". In: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability (2017). Edited by Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, Cath Collins. Londres: Routledge.
  • “Red-Green Lawfare? Climate Change Narratives in Courtrooms” C. Vallejo and S. Gloppen, In: J. Dugard, A.L St. Clar, and S. Gloppen (eds) Climate Talk: Rights, Poverty and Justice (2013). Durban: Juta Law.

Journal Articles

Popular dissemination of research

- Postdoctoral research: Polycentric climate governance in action: study of the interaction between Norwegian and Amazonian agricultural policy for climate change. This study is part of the project “Causes and Consequences of the Legal Architecture of Climate Politics” (LEG-ARCH), with funding from the University of Bergen, a collaborative project between the Faculty of Law and the Department of Comparative Politics, Social Science Faculty, both UIB. 

- Country-case researcher for the project "Riverine Rights:  Exploring the Currents and Consequences of Legal Innovations on the Rights of Rivers in Colombia, New Zealand, and India", with funding from the Norwegian Research Council.