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Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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Shell case echoes call to eradicate ecocide

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After years of struggle, Shell is finally being held legally accountable for the damage it has caused in the Niger delta where it is estimated up to 10 million gallons of oil has been leaked. ...

Restoring justice – Bannerman and Tench sentenced for Ecocide

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Restoring justice – Bannerman and Tench sentenced for Ecocide

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On Saturday two fictional CEOs, Mr Bannerman and Mr Tench were sentenced for committing Ecocide. The two separate counts of Ecocide committed by the offenders were reasonably similar.   Yet Mr Bannerman’s sentence...

Freedom Lecture – Polly Higgins, Eradicating Ecocide

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Freedom Lecture – Polly Higgins, Eradicating Ecocide

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We are sharing here Polly Higgins Freedom Lecture that was live streamed. 'Lawyer of the earth’ Polly Higgins will give the Freedom Lecture. During this edition of the Freedom Lecture we will address the relationsh...

Eradicating Ecocide – Potential Ground Breaking case pave the way.

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Eradicating Ecocide – Potential Ground Breaking case pave the way.

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We are sharing a post here from Polly Higgins who is the lawyer who has been developing the law of Ecocide. Here she reports: The Global Legal Action Network (‘GLAN’) plan to bring a potentially ground-breaking ...

Polly Higgins ‘Ecocide crime: a crime of our time’ | HagueTalks

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Polly Higgins ‘Ecocide crime: a crime of our time’ | HagueTalks

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WHERE DO HUMAN RIGHTS BEGIN? IN SMALL PLACES CLOSE TO HOME. Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. ...