Booking Form and Agenda for the International Rights of Nature Tribunal

The 4th International Rights of Nature Tribunal will be held in Bonn, Germany 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.

Admission is free but reservations are required.  Please complete the Booking Form to make your reservation. The Booking Form is provided in German, French and English.

To view International Rights of Nature Tribunal Agenda, click Bonn Agenda or scroll down to find the Tribunal schedule below the booking form.

To view Judges Bio’s visit International Rights of Nature Tribunal – Bonn

International Rights of Nature Tribunal Agenda

Day 1, 7 November 2017
1st Session

8h00 Registration
8:15 Welcome from Bonn Authorities
8h35 Opening Ceremony
9h00 Introductory Remarks on the International Rights of Nature Tribunal
9h35 First Case – Climate Change and False Energy Solutions
– Fracking, Coal and Nuclear
– Consolidation of the fossil fuel industry in North America
11h00 Second Case – Financialization of Nature and REDD+
12h00 Third Case – Lignite Mining: Hambach Forest

2nd Session

14h30 Fourth Case – Defenders of Mother Earth
– Indigenous Violations at Standing Rock, USA
– Indigenous Violations in Russia
– Indigenous Violations of Sami People, Sápmi (Scandinavia)
16h00 Fifth Case – Water Deprivation in Almeria, Spain
17h00 Prosecutors for the Earth and Judges’ statements from Day 1
18h30 Tribunal CLOSURE DAY 1

Day 2, 8 November 2017
3rd Session

8h15 Registration
8h30 Welcoming and Overview
8h40 Opening from Tribunal President and Prosecutors for the Earth
9h00 Sixth Case – Amazon Threats
– Ecuador’s Amazon and Sarayaku
– The Amazon in Brazil
– Tipnis Highway in Bolivia
– Montagne D’Or in French Guyana
11h30 Seventh Case – International Trade Agreements: Implications on Nature
12h30 Prosecutors Final Statements
13h00 Judges statements
13h20 President’s Final Sentences and Tribunal Recommendations
13h35 Tribunal CLOSURE DAY 2

4th Session

15h00 Rights of Nature Teach
In Introduction: Osprey Orielle Lake and Shannon Biggs

15h10 Session 1
– Group 1 – How to Bring a Rights of Nature Tribunal to Your Home: Natalia Greene
– Group 2 – Game Changers for Climate Change: Kjell Kuehne, Osprey Orielle Lake
– Group 3 – United Nations of the Spirit: Thomas Patita Fiedler, Cormac Cullinan

16h20 Spokesperson Reports

16h40 Break/Session Change

17h10 Session 1
– Group 1 – Building the Rights of Nature Movement: Osprey Orielle Lake, Shannon Biggs, Robert Wager
– Group 2 – How to Bring Rights of Nature to Your Country: Cormac Cullinan, Nnimmo Bassey
– Group 3 – Solutions for the Amazon: Kevin Koening, Samanta Novella

18h20 Spokesperson Reports

18h40 Teach In Closing


LVR Landes Museum – Bonn – How to Get There

LVR-Landes Museum Bonn
Colmantstr. 14-16, 53115 Bonn

LVR Landes Museum Bonn
For transportation options, click How to Get to the Landes Museum

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