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International Rights of Nature Tribunal

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The current ecological crisis requires that we transform our international and domestic legal systems to nurture the Earth Community, rather than allow its destruction. Earth Law Center is co-organizing and acting as co-prosecutor for the International Rights of Nature Tribunal,  a unique, citizen-created initiative that gives people from all around the world the opportunity to testify publicly as to the destruction of the Earth. As will be examined, governments and corporations not only allow, but in some cases encourage, this destruction. An esteemed panel of international Tribunal judges will make recommendations for Earth’s protection and restoration.
The Tribunal provides a systemic alternative to environmental protection, acknowledging that ecosystems have the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate their vital cycles, with legal standing in a court of law. 
Featuring cases on: • False Solutions to Climate Change • Fracking • The Agro-Food Industry and GMOs • Mega-Dams in the Amazon • Defenders of Mother Earth • Oil Exploitation Ecocides

To be held at Maison des Metallos, Paris, in conjunction with the UNFCCC climate change talks. Registration will be available soon; see for more information on this and past Tribunals.



Earlier Event: December 3
Release of ELC Report at Paris Workshop
Later Event: March 11
Religion and Ecology Summit