- Panel: Radha D’Souza (lawyer, activist, professor of Westminster University, London), Tae Hyun Park (Professor of the Graduate School of Law at Kangwon National University, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation/Legal Practice)
The first waves of mass extinctions amongst animals and plant life as well as the human communities and cultures that thrived with them, manifested first during the colonial period. Colonialism turned living worlds into property, into commodities, and was backed by the law in doing so. In this light, the climate crisis is a colonial crisis, that has been ongoing for the past 500 years—aided and abetted by dominant legal systems and imaginaries.
Proposed by a writer, lawyer, and critical scholar Radha D’Souza, the Intergenerational Climate Crimes Act is a new legal imagination that centers on intergenerationality, interdependency and regeneration across the human and non-human world; —a vision not of the law, but of justice, in which humans, animals and plants gather as comrades to regenerate the world anew.
In this talk, Radha D’Souza will discuss the Intergenerational Climate Crimes Act with Professor Tae Hyun Park (Gangwon University School of Law), author of Earth Jurisprudence
and talk about how the law can be applied in the new global system within a legal and artistic framework.