The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN) held the International Rights of Nature Tribunal in Bonn, at the LVR Landesmuseum on the 7th and 8th of November 2017. The Tribunal offers the opportunity to visualize a world in which law and authorities work in the side of Nature. It tests new legal concepts, the recognition of the Rights of Nature under the public law at the international and local level – based on the “Universal Declaration of the Rights of Nature” – which recognizes the rights of ecosystems to exist and the duty of humanity to respect the integrity of their life cycles. For more information including biographies for our distinguished judges, visit Bonn International Rights of Nature Tribunal.
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“We the people assume the authority to conduct an Ethics Tribunal for the Rights of Nature. We will investigate cases of environmental destruction, which violate the Rights of Nature.” Prosecutor for the Earth at the first International Rights of Nature Tribunal in Quito, Ecuador January 2014.
“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
The Global Alliance is a world-wide movement of individuals and organizations creating human communities that respect and defend the rights of Nature.
At the core we know that when we disrespect and harm Nature we diminish ourselves and impoverish our children. Societies that do not respect the rights of rivers to flow and forests to grow undermine us all. A human right to life and dignity is meaningless without water and wilderness.
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