"There was a force in the courtroom... We all walked out of court with a tremendous feeling that something powerful had occurred."
(Heather Stroud, Conscientious Protector)
Our non-profit organisation Ecological Defence Integrity (which co-ordinates Mission LifeForce) has recently launched this training programme in the UK.
Next training day: SATURDAY 19th JANUARY 2019, 2:30pm - 5pm in London (Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA, nearest tube Holloway Road). Please indicate your intention to attend on the Facebook event page. If you don’t use FB, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is the programme for?
The programme is designed for signatories to the Earth Protectors Trust Fund who are taking peaceful action as Conscientious Protectors, standing up to protect the Earth and their communities from dangerous industrial activity.
What does it do?
The programme is intended to assist Conscientious Protectors wishing to represent themselves in a court of law by seeking reliance on their human right to freedom of conscience*.
What form does it take?
We are running half-day intensive courses with follow-up support, training these Conscientious Protectors in how to supplement a defence in court using the Earth Protectors Trust Fund document and associated documents.
We can also offer on-site training at other (eg frontline) locations if several Conscientious Protectors wish to train together and that is more practical than attending at our base in Gloucestershire.
Does it cost anything?
No. EJP courses are free of charge, and template documents will be supplied.
Are there already Conscientious Protectors doing this?
Yes - we are already assisting as an interested party in an amicus capacity for a number of Conscientious Protector cases.
How can I enrol?
Please contact email@example.com to reserve a place on our next EJP training day or to organise one at your location.
How can I support this work?
If you would like to support the provision of our Ecological Justice Programme, please use the button below.
* Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Conscientious protectors on the frontline can consult our Sentencing Guide (UK) - a schedule of offences protectors are frequently charged with in the UK and what they imply.