The International Rights of Nature Tribunal provides a vehicle for people to tell their story and put a human face on the many global issues, climate change, human rights and nature rights co-violations. They are inviting local tribunals, organizations and lawmakers to testify in order to understand and hear the people’s story to see where and how they can provide assistance. They have created a democratic instrument to promote truth telling and a free space in order to hold multi-nationals responsible in a binding and legal way. Two from our Locals for Local Change team, Heidi and Kailea, were present for this Press Conference and are sitting in the two-day International Rights of Nature Tribunal.
NOTE: video below in English with some French.
“We have lost the memory of being human. The way we relate to the environment shows that we have forgotten how to be human.”
One of the purposes of the Tribunal and Earth Law Center is to report crimes such as: Fracking, GMO’s, Mega-dams which are happening at an increasing rate. "The real problem is we have infinite economic growth on a finite planet.”
It is a systems problem. We need to build alliances across struggles so that communities can come together and write local ordinances as well as protest, organize engagements, rallies, meetings, write reports and change laws. We need a framework so that the new positive solutions have a place and voice at the table.