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Lawyers call for world court for the environment

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01 Dec 2008 - A former chairman of the Bar Council is calling for an international court for the environment to punish states that fail to protect wildlife and prevent climate change.

               Gee. I wonder if this would benefit lawyers in any way?

The first role of the new body would be to enforce international agreements on cutting greenhouse gas emissions set to be agreed next year.

The court would also fine countries or companies that fail to protect endangered species or degrade the natural environment and enforce the "right to a healthy environment".

As well as providing resolution between states, the court will also be useful for multinational businesses in ensuring environmental laws are kept to in every country.

Friends of the Earth welcomed the idea.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/3530607/Lawyers-call-for-intern ational-court-for-the-environment.html
Thanks to Larry Gould, Ian K. and Steve Hollar for this link.

               “With any luck the world court will be enveloped in a glacier and
                stop the nonsense,” says Ian.

               “Very disturbing. I can't even imagine the power this group would
                have,” says Steve



 



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