Earth Law Updates – May 11, 2016

From Tom Brenan, Gaia Foundation Here’s the latest Earth law update: The fifteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is currently taking place in New York, from 9th to 20th In its ‘Proud to be Indigenous’ weeks, Cultural Survival is aiming to create a storm of online activity to enable theContinue Reading Earth Law Updates – May 11, 2016

Tribunal Considers Rights of Nature in Imperiled San Francisco Bay-Delta

Thank you Dan Bacher and Daily Kos, Monday May 02, 2016, 8:48 AM PDT, for this article. Many people have opined about Governor Jerry Brown’s environmentally devastating Delta Tunnels Plan, but nobody, including the Brown and Obama administrations promoting the project, have asked the alleged “beneficiary” of this plan — the San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem – what the estuary has toContinue Reading Tribunal Considers Rights of Nature in Imperiled San Francisco Bay-Delta

Earth law update – April 27, 2016

From Tom Brenan, Gaia Foundation Here is the latest update on Earth law developments: The United Nations (UN) Harmony with Nature Programme has launched its Knowledge Network, an online platform which will host a series of inter-disciplinary dialogues between practitioners, academics and researchers about Earth Jurisprudence and how we can move away from a human-centredContinue Reading Earth law update – April 27, 2016

Assassination of South Africa community leader opposing mining by Australian Company

STATEMENT BY CULLINAN AND ASSOCIATES: We are appalled at the brutal assassination of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe from Mdatya village, the chairperson of the Amadiba Crisis Committee.  We have had the privilege of working with Bazooka and of representing the people who live along the Wild Coast in Amadiba Administrative Area 24 in their attempts toContinue Reading Assassination of South Africa community leader opposing mining by Australian Company

Responding to the Great Work: The Role of Earth Jurisprudence and Wild Law in the 21st Century

By Dr. Michelle Maloney* and Sister Patricia Siemen** ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH LAW JOURNAL, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Vol. 5 (2015) > Iss. 1 I. Introduction Despite a proliferation of environmental law in the United Statesand around the world, the health of the natural world continues todeteriorate. In this paper, we willContinue Reading Responding to the Great Work: The Role of Earth Jurisprudence and Wild Law in the 21st Century

Pat Siemen on Pope Francis and Rights of Nature

Sister Patricia Siemen, Director of Barry Law School’s Center for Earth Jurisprudence, spoke to News 13 in Orlando, Florida about Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’.

Mother Earth Cries Out & We Must Listen and Act Boldly

–Reflecting on Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the Environment Blog by Osprey Orielle Lake, WECAN International Co-Founder & Executive Director, June 22, 2015  WECAN International Pope Francis’s new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, is a powerful tool for the climate movement, and has created a critical space inviting other world leaders to step up andContinue Reading Mother Earth Cries Out & We Must Listen and Act Boldly