The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature held its first ever International Rights of Nature Tribunal in January 2014 in Quito, Ecuador to defend the Rights of Nature from threats such as extractive industries and industrial agriculture. See in particular the Mirador mining case and Yasuni mining case.
On 5 December 2014, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature held a Rights of Nature Tribunal in Lima, Peru at the UN Climate Change negotiations to defend the rights of Nature from extractive industries and the impacts of climate change. Their final verdicts on cases such as that of the Ecuadorian Amazon vs Chevron-Texaco are available here.
National and Local Tribunals
These international Tribunals have inspired communities and local groups to organise local and national Rights of Nature Tribunals. For example:
U.S. – organised by the Earth Law Centre and Bay Area community to defend the rights of Nature from the fossil fuel industry. A Web of Life Labyrinth preceded the Tribunal, highlighting the loss of species as a result of mining and extractive activities.
Australia – organised by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance to defend the Great Barrier Reef from coal extraction.