Donna Laframboise on the legal eagles who want to settle the climate debate with a court ruling.
A British academic wants an international court to declare climate skeptics wrong, once and for all.
Sands’ presentation begins 9 minutes in and ends shortly past 56 minutes
Last week, a three-day conference took place in the UK attended by a “key group of the world’s leading judges, lawyers and legal academics.” Pompously titled Adjudicating the Future: Climate Change and the Rule of Law, its Twitter hashtag was #ClimateCourts. Some of its events were held in the very room in which UK Supreme Court decisions are delivered.
The Supreme Court has a YouTube channel where you can watch law professor Philippe Sands argue, at that conference, that the International Court of Justice (which he describes as “the principal judicial organ of the United Nations”) has two choices: “consign itself to irrelevance” or join the fight against climate change.
I always thought a court was supposed to…
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