PPT on Human Rights, Fracking & Climate Change

Nature’s Rights Hearing at Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change – Sessions 1 & 2

Session 1: 15 May 2018, 9am – 11am PST and

Session 2: 16 May 2018, 1.30 – 3.30pm PST

Schedule for Rights of Nature Sessions

Click here for the full schedule of the PPT live hearings, taking place from 14-18 May 2018.

The full 2 hour recording of Session 1 is available to view on the Spring Creek Project Facebook page below:

Content: Petitioners on behalf of Nature, Lisa Mead of the Earth Law Alliance and Michelle Maloney of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, make the case for nature’s rights at the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. They introduce Cormac Cullinan, author of Wild Law and Linda Sheehan of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, plus various witnesses who will provide expert testimony relating to violations of nature’s rights caused by unconventional oil and gas extraction, specifically in relation to:-

  • the rights of animals and plants
  • the rights of rivers, waterways and aquifers

In making their case to the Tribunal, the petitioners are relying on the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth. They also reference the growing body of Rights of Nature and legal personhood laws around the world.

More information about the full PPT hearings and the questions being addressed can be found here: https://www.tribunalonfracking.org/what-is-this-session-about/

Nature’s Rights Hearing at Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change – Session 2

16 May 2018 – 1.30pm – 3.30pm PST

Schedule for Rights of Nature Sessions

Note that each session will be web-streamed within 30 mins of the live session concluding.

Content: Petitioners on behalf of Nature, Michelle Maloney of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance and Lisa Mead of the Earth Law Alliance, make the case for nature’s rights at the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. They will introduce Mari Margil of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, plus various witnesses who will be providing expert testimony relating to violations of nature’s rights caused by unconventional oil and gas extraction, in relation to:-

  • the land and its sub-surface – seismic impacts and pollution,
  • the rights of the climate system as a whole.

Venue: online via Zoom. Details of webstreaming will be posted here.

USA Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (PST)

UK Time: 9.30pm – 11.30pm (BST)

Australia: 6.30am – 8.30am (AEST)

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Click here for the full schedule of the PPT live hearings, taking place from 14-18 May 2018.

More information about the full PPT hearing and the questions being addressed can be found here: https://www.tribunalonfracking.org/what-is-this-session-about/


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