LDB Sessions

Sentinels: Understanding Rights of Nature

8 Jun 2023 15:00 - 16:00 The Screening Room

'Sentinels' is a short film that tells the true story of 25 young Colombians who took their government to court for deforestation of the Amazon and won. The film will be followed by a panel of experts on the rights of nature who will discuss the possibilities and limitations of this growing phenomenon. 

Whilst they were victorious in court, the consequences of the judgement were severe for subsistence farming communities who lived in the Amazon.

The short film will be introduced by Mark Knightley, Actor and Theatre Maker, Crowded Room, and the panel will be Chaired by Emily Barritt, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law and Co-Director of Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London.

Panellists: Gabriela Eslava Bejarano, Green Web Foundation Fellow; Mumta Ito, Founder and CEO, Nature’s Rights; Paul Powlesland, Founder and Barrister, Lawyers for Nature and Garden Court Chamber; Megan Bowman, Reader in Law and Director of Climate Law and Governance Centre, King’s College London. 

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