Cases mentioned

  • Lidia del Carmen Muñoz Iturra v Forestal Arauco. Case docket number 35.293-2017 ruled by the Supreme Court dated February 7, 2018; and case docket number civil-557-2017 ruled by Concepción Appeal Court June 31, 2017.
  • Rubén Cruz Pérez and others v Compañía Minera Nevada. Case docket number D-2-2013 ruled by the Second Environmental Court dated March 20, 2014.
  • Herminio Bautista Carillo and other v Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. and others. Case docket number D-7-2015 ruled by the Third Environmental Court dated December 31, 2018.
  • Manuel Humberto Vega Puelles v Minera Montecarmelo S.A. Case docket number D-32-2016 ruled by the Second Environmental Court dated May 14, 2019.

For more country specific context and relevant national climate change law see:

This country report has been produced by Camilo Cornejo Martínez and Izaskun Linazasoro, C2LI Research Assistants, Hayley-Bo Dorrian-Bak, C2LI Senior Research Assistant and Gastón Medici-Colombo, C2LI Legal Analyst with the collaboration of Pilar Moraga, C2LI National Rapporteur. The summary is based on Pilar Moraga, “Climate Change Litigation in Chile: Between the Constitutional and the Environmental Jurisdiction Path” in F. Sindico and M. Moise Mbengue, Comparative Climate Change Litigation: Beyond the Usual Suspects, Springer, 2021.