Wednesday, October 2, 2019
'Concerned Residents of the Earth' file a path-breaking legal action for future generations
In the photo are the young lawyers and law students from 'Concerned Residents of the Earth' an international NGO for the environment (L-R) Shannon Peters (Oceania), Nicole Ponce (Asia), Miranda Steed (Europe and the Americas), Tarini Mehta (South Asia and Africa) who filed the People's Petition. Receiving the petition is Attorney Tanya Ramiro, representing the Philippine Consulate and UN Mission. Representing New York, holding a Philippine flag is Filipino-American youth volunteer Gabriel Cohen.
The People's Petition seeks the advice of the International Court of Justice on the duties of States to future generations in the face of the climate crisis.
September 24, 2019, 4 pm, Philippine UN Mission, New York City. (Mike K. Cohen)