Natural justice

We the people assume the authority to conduct an International Tribunal for the Rights of Nature. We will investigate cases of environmental destruction, which violate the Rights of Nature. ~ Prosecutor for the Earth, Ramiro Avila at the opening of the world’s first Tribunal on the Rights of Nature and Mother Earth. The Tribunal held its inaugural session on Friday January 17, 2014 in Quito, Ecuador.

The Tribunal aims to create a forum for people from all around the world to speak on behalf of nature, to protest the destruction of the Earth—destruction that is often sanctioned by governments and corporations—and to make recommendations about Earth’s protection and restoration. The Tribunal also has a strong focus on enabling Indigenous Peoples to share their unique concerns and solutions about land, water and culture with the global community.