Marina Brilman


Marina Brilman is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE), Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC). She holds a PhD in Law from the LSE, an LL.M from University College London, and a Master’s degree in law from the University of Leiden. She was a staff attorney at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2013-2016), a visiting professor at the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, and is a contributor to the International Law Reports on the Inter-American Court’s case-law. Marina has submitted Amicus Curiae briefs and expert written testimony, including to the Colombian Constitutional Court and Administrative Supreme Court. She is a qualified lawyer in The Netherlands and previously practised as a senior associate at De Brauw (allied to Slaughter & May) in civil and Supreme Court litigation, international arbitration, and commercial law. Her most recent publications are: Canguilhem’s Critique of Kant: Bringing Rationality Back to Life, Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 35(2) (2018); Consenting to Dispossession: The Problematic Heritage and Complex Future of Consultation and Consent of Indigenous Peoples, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 49 (2018) (forthcoming); and Waging War and Staging Roundtables: The Coincidence of Violence and Dialogue in Colombia, The George Washington International Law Review (2018) (forthcoming).

Recently Published

Environmental Rights and the Legal Personality of the Amazon Region

There are two recent, noteworthy developments on environmental rights in Latin America. First, an Advisory Opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR), requested by Colombia. Second, a judgment rendered by Colombia’s Supreme Court, interpreting its international obligations. The IACtHR’s Advisory Opinion On 15 November 2017, the IACtHR issued Advisory Opinion OC-23/17,…

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