Public hearings at the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes
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Public hearings at the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes

Framer Framed

Radha D'Souza and Jonas Staal, Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes, 2020-21. Commissioned by Framer Framed, Amsterdam. Photo: Ruben Hamelink.

October 25, 2021
Public hearings at the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes
October 28–31, 2021
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Framer Framed, Amsterdam welcomes you, in person and online, to the public hearings of the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC). The CICC is a collaboration between Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, commissioned by Framer Framed, which takes the form of a “more-than-human tribunal.”

From October 28-31, public hearings will be held in the CICC against corporations registered in the Netherlands—Unilever, ING and Airbus—and the complicity of the Dutch State in perpetrating intergenerational climate crimes. The proceedings consist of introductions by prosecutors and various witness testimonies, which will be overseen by four judges: Radha D’Souza, Sharon H. Venne, Nicholas Hildyard and Rasigan Maharajh. During the hearings, emphasis will be placed on the intersection of climate crimes with environmental pollution, desertification, racism, mass displacement of people, the military industrial complex and other forms of intergenerational climate crimes.
 

Hearings schedule:

Comrades Past, Present and Future vs. the Dutch State
October 28, 1–6pm CEST

YouTube livestream / Eventbrite

This case will indict the Dutch State for establishing Bilateral Trade Agreements as a legal framework for the benefit of transnational corporations and the state itself. Bilateral Trade Agreements will be explained, and evidence will be presented on the ecocidal, social impacts of such agreements on ecosystems communities in Bolivia, Peru and Mongolia.

With contributions by: Blue Planet Project, Oyu Tolgoi Watch (OT Watch Mongolia), Pueblos Indígenas Amazónicos Unidos en Defensa de sus Territorios (PUINAMUDT), and The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO).

Comrades Past, Present and Future vs. Unilever
October 29, 1–6pm CEST

YouTube livestream / Eventbrite

This case indicts Unilever and the Dutch State for committing different types of climate crimes by their destructive activities, such as mercury poisoning of rivers, monocultures of agriculture and the active undermining of democratic institutions, through witnesses from India, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya.

With contributions by: Kenya Land Alliance, Réseau d’Information et d’Appui aux ONG Nationales (RIAO-RDC), Vettiver Koottamaippu (Vettiver Collective), among others.

Comrades Past, Present and Future vs. ING
October 30, 1–6pm CEST

YouTube livestream / Eventbrite

This case indicts ING for establishing financial syndicates and cartels to fund ecocidal, socially disruptive activities by transnational corporations; and indicts the Dutch State for establishing the legal frameworks facilitative of ING’s activities and for profiting from them. Evidence will be introduced of the impacts of ING finance and investment in coal plants, palm oil production and deforestation by witnesses from Indonesia, Cameroon and Brazil.

With contributions by: Synergie Nationale des Paysans et Riverains du Cameroun (SYNAPARCAM), The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), WALHI West Java (Friends of the Earth Indonesia), among others.

Comrades Past, Present and Future vs. Airbus
October 31, 1–6pm CEST

YouTube livestream / Eventbrite

This case indicts Airbus Industries for designing, manufacturing and trading in destructive weapons including fighter planes, surveillance equipment and other weapons of war, with devastating environmental, social impacts in the Global South. Evidence will be presented on the environmental and social impacts of European wars using Airbus technologies that have deadly impacts on the environment, refugees and asylum seekers and the people of Yemen and Libya.

With contributions by: Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), Stop Wapenhandel (European Network Against Arms Trade—NL), Watch The Med, among others.
 

More information about the hearings and the CICC project can be found here.

Supported by: Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst; Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam; Gemeente Amsterdam—Stadsdeel Oost; Stimuleringsfonds voor Creatieve Industrie, Rotterdam; Outset Netherlands, Amsterdam.

Partners: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Textiellab, Tilburg.

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