Leaders from around the world formally signed the Convention of the International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature 4 December 2015 in Paris. We invite you to be part of this historic event. Take a stand and commitment the support of your organization or personally endorse the Tribunal Convention.
We know that when we disrespect and harm Nature we diminish ourselves and impoverish our children. A human right to life and dignity is meaningless without water and wilderness. Join us and get back to what really matters.
“So the first point is inescapable. This is a systemic issue and the responses must be systemic.
As Chief Seattle is reported to have said so long ago: ‘What befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth.’” Cormac Cullinan, President of the Paris Tribunal
“As we heard this morning, we will not bargain for the destruction of Mother Earth. We must insist on laws that recognize the inherent rights of nature. Any laws or conventions that aim for less must be rejected.” Linda Sheehan, Co-Prosecutor on behalf of Earth.
• Judges Statements
• President’s Closing Statement
• Prosecutor’s Closing Statement
• UNFCCC Press Conference – Paris COP21
• Rights for the Earth: Towards New International Standards Pre-Tribunal Forum
• International Rights of Nature Tribunal – Oil extraction a series of videos
• Ta’kaiya Blaney – To turn the world around, turn it upside down
Tribunal Posts: Read Paris COP21
Read Earth Law Center’s new report on co-violations, 2016 update of Fighting for our Shared Future: Protecting Both Human Rights and Nature’s Rights.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
“We, the peoples and nations of Earth: considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny…”
-Click to sign the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth
“Every component of the Earth Community has three rights:
—The Right To Be,
—The Right to Habitat,
—The Right to fulfill its role in the ever-renewing processes of the earth community.”
— Thomas Berry
The Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice
Exploring Wild Law, The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence
Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever
United Natures – a United Nations of all species movie