ABOUT

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​MISSION AND HISTORY
 Let's hear what the ICJ has to say!
 

We are a handful of volunteers from around the world who have decided that the time for talk is over. We will use the power of the law to ask the world’s governments a simple question: What are they doing to protect future generations?

In the nineties, the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion on nuclear weapons. Today, another threat has captured the headlines - climate change. Simply, we want an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the rights of future generations.  

Our team includes everyone from student activists to artists to senior attorneys. Young people of all nations are welcome to join us, and members of our team hail from around the world, making this a truly global movement.

Our legal framework has been endorsed by UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd and numerous other legal experts from both the United Nations and civil society. You can find a list of allied law professors here, and please contact us if

your school or organization would like to be included!

 

To change everything, we need everyone.

    Partner Organizations & Co-Signers

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

    Our Team
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Antonio Oposa, Jr.

Attorney & Activist

from the Philippines

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Katrina Kuh

Climate Law Professor

from New York City

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Alyn Ware

Peace Activist

from New Zealand

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Tarini Mehta

Law Student

from India

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Michael Gerrard

Climate Lawyer

from New York City

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Shannon Peters

Outreach Coordinator

from Australia

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Solomon Yeo

Student Activist

from the Solomon Islands

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Miranda Steed

Law Student

from New York City

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Nicholas Robinson

IUCN Affiliate

from New York City

Smita Narula

Law Professor

from New York City

Asia Wy

Law Student

from the Philippines

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Nicole Ponce

Law Student

from the Philippines

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Victor Tafur

Environmental Lawyer

from Colombia

Anxhela Mile

LLM Student

from New York

Emilie Gaillard

Law Professor

from France

Robin Happel

Law Student

from Tennessee