International Climate Justice Tribunal

13 October 2009 - Event
Date
13 October 2009 to 14 October 2009

Speaker(s)

Brid Brennan

The Climate Justice Tribunal is an instance of social, indigenous and popular organizations that is independent from the formal justice system. It has been created to be a space or instrument for popular justice that amplifies and brings visibility to the debate and information on the impacts of climate change and false solutions on the lives of communities, individuals and peoples, on biodiversity and especially on the countries of the Global South. It is a instance of civil society that will make it possible to judge and ethically and politically condemn those responsible for climate change. Also, at the same time, it contributes to raising awareness throughout the world on the link between climate change, the capitalist model of production, consumption and development and the urgency of the struggle for environmental justice and payment of climatic and ecological debts. Its resolutions and recommendations will seek to ethically sanction  those responsible for climate change, and to face the causes and
promote the adoption of policies and measures that in justice and equity those directly responsible must assume when faced with the causes, the damage and the effects.

General Objective

Give visibility to the causes responsible for climate change and their effects on human rights, peoples’ rights and the rights of nature, as well as the impacts of measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change, such as agrofuels, large hydroelectric dams, REDD and other false solutions that constitute violations of these rights.

Specific Objectives
 

  • Strenghten the social struggles for climate justice and raise the level of awareness on the need to respond urgently to the effects of climate change. Influence the adoption of policies, strategies and environmental actions that are dequate for preventing and mitigating the effects of climate change and to stop the false solutions.
  • Promote the international judicialization and classification of environmental crimes.
  • Develop precedents of jurisprudence that contribute to the construction of a binding international body for the  sanctioning of environmental crimes.
 
  • Contribute to the formulation of the rights of Mother Earth through the Tribunal experience and the concept of  cological debt and climate justice.


For more information please contact:

justiciaclimatica@gmail.com
funsolon@funsolon.org

Organization, development and participants

The Organizing Committee is made up of:


Fundación Solón
Jubileo Sur/Américas y Jubileo Sur Global
CONACAMI, PERU
Ecologistas en Acción
FASE y REBRIP -Red Brasileña por la Integración de los Pueblos
Amigos de la Tierra, Uruguay
Amigos de la Tierra, Colombia
Oil Watch

Supported by:


Amigos de la Tierra América Latina y el Caribe
Alianza Social Continental
Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)
Consejo Indígena de Centro América CICA
Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica- COICA
Confederación de Pueblos de la Nacionalidad Kichwa del Ecuador (ECUARUNARI),
Consejo de Ayllus y Marqas del Qollasuyu Bolivia – CONAMAQ
Confederación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Bolivia – CSUTCB
Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia – ONIC
Confederación Nacional de Comunidades del Perú Afectadas por la
Minería. CONACAMI
Organización de las Naciones y Pueblos Indígenas en Argentina. ONPIA
TPP Tribunal Permanente de lo Pueblos
ATI Amigos de la Tierra Internacional
Fundación Solón, Bolivia
Oil Watch Sud América
ASC, Alianza Social Continental
CENSAT Agua Viva
GT-Clima y Comercio de OWINFS (Nuestro Mundo no está en venta)
Ecologistas en acción
Jubileo Sur/Américas y Jubileo Sur Global
Red Brasilera de Integración de los Pueblos-REBRIP

FURTHER INFO: http://movimientos.org/defensamadretierra/show_text.php3?key=15835