To highlight the importance of this concept, a mock trial has been conducted at the United Kingdom Supreme Court as though the crime of ecocide had already been adopted. The CEO’s of fictitious fossil fuel companies, played by actors, were grilled and defended by real barristers and international lawyers. The two crimes chosen for the ecocide mock trial were the extraction of oil from Canada’s tar sands and a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The verdict handed down by the volunteer jury? Both bosses were found guilty as charged. Read more from The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/green-living/mock-trial-finds-tar-sands-spill-bosses-guilty-of-ecocide-2363988.html
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The Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis (CGES)
PHOTOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Talk with Ulrike Heine, Giessen University, Germany.
Monday, September 19, 2011
How are photographs used to communicate different aspects of Climate Change? Ulrike Heine from the Research Group Transnational Media Events at the Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Gießen/Germany will discuss a set of projects originating in the fields of photojournalism, art photography and commercial photography. Heine, who completed her studies in art history and cultural studies in Leipzig and St. Petersburg/Russia is currently working on her Ph.D. on the topic of Photography and Climate Change as a visiting fellow at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
Refreshments will be served.