International Rights of Nature Tribunal

Mer de Glase case: European Rights of Nature Tribunal

The first hearing of the European Tribunal for Aquatic Ecosystems took place on January 30th, 2021 at 5 pm (Paris time). The Tribunal was integrated by the President Cormac Cullinan, and the judges: Valerie Cabanes, Tom Goldtooth, Lisa Mead and Richard Falk. The Prosecutor for the Earth was: Rebecka Le Moine and the Secretariat co-chairs were: Natalia Greene, Camille Bouko-levy and Olivia Gervais. This Tribunal was held, thanks to the support of the European Hub of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN)1, the International Rights of Nature Tribunal, Wild Legal, Nature Rights, Notre Affaire à Tous, Earth Thrive and Mountain Wilderness France.

This case dealt with the climate crisis that is threatening the existence of France’s largest glacier and the inaction that will cause its volume to decrease by 90% by the end of the century. The Mer de Glace must be defended in order to guarantee its survival. This is why GARN Europe opened this Tribunal by presenting this emblematic case.

To view the entire hearing in French, please click on the following link:  bit.ly/MerdeGlaceTribunalFR 

To view the entire hearing in English, please click on the following link: bit.ly/MerdeGlaceTribunalEN 

For more information about the International Rights of Nature Tribunal, please visit: http://www.rightsofnaturetribunal.org/europe-tribunal-2021/

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