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Eradicating Ecocide: laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet


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Editor's note: The podcast does not include the question and answer session.

Speaker(s): Polly Higgins

Recorded on 25 May 2011 in New Theatre, East Building.

Polly Higgins advocates a different approach to preventing the destruction of our planet. Instead of our laws protecting the property rights of the few, we can shift to laws that impose responsibilities, duties and obligations for the benefit of the many.

Polly Higgins is a barrister, author and international environmental lawyer, voted by the Ecologist as one of the 'Worlds Top ten Visionary Thinkers' for her earlier work advancing the Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights.

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