The aim of this study is to make a legal approach to the suitability and effectiveness of the Class Actions in Colombia to repair individual torts which were caused from environmental damages. With this objective, the article is divided in three parts: the first one summarizes the legal and constitutional background of the class action; the second part analyzes the provenance of the class action when it comes to situations that affect the environment, by exploring the leading cases that the administrative jurisdiction has known till our days – The “Oleoducto Transandino”, “relleno sanitario Doña Juana” and “Río Anchicaya” cases-. At the final part, an approach to the international reparation standards is intended with the purpose of defining in which level the above actions are practically applied. As a closing remark, the final part summarizes and points out all relevant significant conclusions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Class action as a mechanism for the reparation of individual torts caused by environmental damages|
|Pages (from-to)||3 - 31|
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Revista de Derecho Público Universidad de los Andes|
|State||Published - 2015|