Ariadna Michelle Godreau Aubert is a human rights lawyer, and the founder and director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico, a non-profit that promotes legal empowerment strategies regarding housing, land, and climate justice. She obtained a JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and a Masters in Law degree in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, UK. Ariadna has worked in many justice initiatives on gender, housing, public debt, and disaster recovery. Ariadna has promoted strategic litigation at local and international levels, technology to increase legal literacy, policy and advocacy strategist, and movement lawyers’ organizing.
Ariadna is an adjunct professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, where she teaches courses on human rights, political theory, and international relations. Her scholarship revolves around human rights, gender, austerity, housing, and the right to protest. Her first book, which offers a feminist approach to the Island’s debt crisis, Las propias: Apuntes para una pedagogía de las endeudadas was published in March 2018 and is currently being translated into English. Her upcoming book, which is due in summer 2022, is titled Indebted, Unresolved, and Dispossessed: The Impact of Austerity on the Right to Housing.
Legal experts discuss the access-to-justice implications of the increasing number of climate emergencies in the U.S. and the role attorneys play. Ariadna Godreau Aubert, founder and executive director of Ayuda Legal...
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