A Tribunal for Earth: WHY IT MATTERS

by Cormac Cullinan

Imagine how different the world would be if courts decided on the legitimacy – or otherwise – of human conduct on the basis of whether or not it was in the best interests of the whole community of life. Imagine if there were an international tribunal that concerned itself with the fundamental rights of all beings, including humans, and decided matters on the basis of what was best for the Earth community as a whole, regardless of politics; an Earth Tribunal of respected individuals that drew on the wisdom of humanity as a whole, respected the laws of Nature and was not beholden to governments or corporations.

The establishment of the International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature is intended to give effect to this dream. This bold venture by the members of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature is a creative response to the current impasse at the international level which has led to a widening chasm between what global civil society wants to be done and what governments are willing to agree to and implement.

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“We the people assume the authority to conduct an International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature. We will investigate cases of environmental destruction, which violate the Rights of Nature,” declared Prosecutor for the Earth Ramiro Avila during the opening of the world’s first Tribunal on the Rights of Nature and Mother Earth.  The Tribunal held its inaugural session on Friday, January 17, 2014, in Quito, Ecuador.

Dr. Vandana Shiva, internationally renowned author, philosopher, and environmental activist presided over the historic Tribunal together with nine other distinguished judges from seven countries and five continents. Dr. Shiva presented the closing ruling to admit all nine cases of alleged violations of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, adopted in Cochabamba on April 20, 2010, and, with respect to the Ecuadorian cases, violations of the Ecuadorian Constitution. Since its inception, the Tribunal has been and will continue to be, a permanent platform for hearing and judging rights of Nature cases from around the world.

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Cases Around The World

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Yasuni ITT Case

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Condor Mirador Mine Case

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British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Case

International Rights of Nature Tribunal Lima, Peru ~ December 2014 Esparanza Martinez presents ...
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Defenders of Nature and Mother Earth Case

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L’orpaillage en Guyane Française

Depuis plus de 30 ans, la Guyane est une région durement touchée par l'exploitation illégale de l'or. Cette activité est dévastatrice pour le pays car ...
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La mer de glace

La Mer de Glace est glacier situé dans le Massif du Mont-Blanc en France mais il est aujourd'hui menacé par le changement climatique.
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Le lac Vattërn

Le lac Vättern est le deuxième plus grand lac de Suède. Il fournit de l'eau potable à plus de 250 000 personnes, un nombre qui pourrait augmenter considérablement dans le ... Le lac Vättern est le deuxième plus grand lac de Suède. Il fournit de l'eau potable à plus de 250 000 personnes, un nombre qui pourrait ...
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Les rivières des Balkans

Les rivières des Balkans sont parmi les derniers fleuves sauvages à écoulement libre d'Europe et constituent un point chaud pour la biodiversité, avec des écosystèmes et une faune uniques ...
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Solar Energy

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