Polly Higgins – Facing our Inner Ecocide
12th Nov 2012
Westminster Friends Meeting House, 52 St Martin Lane, WC2N 4EA Westminster Friends Meeting House, St Martin's Lane
Facing our Inner Ecocide
International lawyer and author of Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business talks about how an international law of Ecocide can trigger inner transformation as well as outer transformation. Only once we begin to face the ecocide, and give it name, can the healing begin.
Polly Higgins is a lawyer who has refused to accept business as usual for her client. Taking the Earth as her client, Polly has proposed to the UN a crime of Ecocide, to sit alongside Genocide. During war it is a crime to destroy vast tracts of land, but during peace-time there is no crime against it. This anomaly in the law has allowed the damage and destruction of the planet to escalate out of control.
Polly has been a vocal spokesperson on Earth Law for a number of years and is recognised as an expert in her field. Her books, the award-winning Eradicating Ecocide: Laws and Governance to Prevent the Destruction of our Planet and Earth is our Business: Changing the Rules of the Gameare published by Shepheard-Walwyn. www.eradicatingecocide.com“ are available from www.amazon.com and will be available to purchase on the day.
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