Thanks to the support of hundreds of trustees since the launch of Mission LifeForce, Polly Higgins and a top legal team will be speaking on ecocide at the International Criminal Court's Assembly of State Parties (ASP) starting next week at the United Nations in New York. Also speaking will be human rights judge Baltasar Garzón (responsible for the arrest and prosecution of General Pinochet).
The team will be speaking at 2 high-profile events during the 2-week conference. This is a first milestone - an opportunity for a serious platform within the United Nations. This year the focus is on building momentum from last year's attendance, and forging alliances with aligned international and regional organisations as well as representatives of climate-impacted States.
It is remarkable that funds have already been raised enabling attendance at the Assembly - if this is a flavour of what we can achieve together in just over 3 weeks, just imagine what we can achieve in a year... keep on sharing!