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Eradicating Ecocide: A Public Talk by Polly Higgins

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When:

  • Fri 2 Sep ’11, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Where:

The New Hub, 23 New St, Nelson

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $10.00
  • Students / unwaged / concessions: $5.00

Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - the Earth.

A barrister and author, Polly has become an expert in Earth Law, a new body of governance to give voice to the Earth.

Polly sets out to demonstrate in no uncertain terms how our planet is fast being destroyed by the activities of corporations and governments, facilitated by 'compromise' laws that offer insufficient deterrence. She offers a solution that is radical but, as she explains with great competence and experience, absolutely necessary.

The recent Mexican Gulf oil spill is a compelling reminder of the consequences of un-checked ecocide. Higgins advocates the introduction of a new international law against Ecocide. It would become the 5th Crime Against Peace and would hold to account heads of corporate bodies that are found guilty of perpetrating ecocide.

Her recent book, 'Eradicating Ecocide - Laws and Governance to Prevent the Destruction of our Planet' recently won The People's Book Prize and was a nominee for both the Book Of The Year Award and the Beryl Bainbridge Prize.

Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

For more on Polly's book, see http://www.thisisecocide.com/
For more on Polly, see http://www.pollyhiggins.com/
For more on ecological Justice, see http://www.treeshaverightstoo.com/

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