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The Law School & IDCR
Polly Higgins and the Case of Ecocide
Talk on Ecocide 2 – 3 p.m.
Mobilising student action 3 – 4 p.m.
15 February 2012
Polly Higgins is the leading international lawyer who has proposed to the United Nations that a law of Ecocide be made an international crime. A mock trial was held in London last year at the UK Supreme Court with top barristers. The University Essex will be hosting the sentencing event on March 31st.
This is a chance to hear Polly discussing her proposal for a crime of Ecocide. To find out more about the campaign visit www.eradicatingecocide.com
This talk will be of particular interest to those in the environmental and human rights community.
Polly has launched a global campaign to make Earth Law at the Earth Summit, in June 2012. She will also speak about how to mobilise students and lawyers in one of the world’s most ambitious social media events ever to be built. If you are interested in taking part in the action on 31st March or just wish to know more about campaigning strategies please come along.
The sentencing event at Essex is organised in conjunction with the Institute for Democracy & Conflict Resolution. Find out more about the sentencing event at http://www.idcr.org.uk/ecocide-trial-the-sentence