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Bearing Witness

The Human Rights Case Against Fracking and Climate Change

Thomas A. Kerns (editor) Kathleen Dean Moore (editor)

ISBN: 9780870710728

Publication Date: Jun 2021

Format: Paperback

Presents the searing eyewitness testimony and ground-breaking legal arguments that persuaded the court that fracking and resulting climate warming breach both substantive and procedural rights guaranteed by international law, that governments are complicit in these rights-violations, and that the practice of fracking should be banned.
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For the first time in history, an international human-rights court has weighed the evidence that fracking and climate change systematically violate human rights. Bearing Witness presents the searing eyewitness testimony and ground-breaking legal arguments that persuaded the court that fracking and resulting climate warming breach both substantive and procedural rights guaranteed by international law, that governments are complicit in these rights-violations, and that the practice of fracking should be banned.
Illustrations Forewords. Notes. Further Reading. Index.
Pages 416
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jun 2021
Publisher Oregon State University Press
Subject/s Pollution & threats to the environment   Conservation of the environment   Environment, transport & planning law   Petroleum & oil industries   Human rights  
Thomas A. Kerns is dedicated to the work of bringing human-rights norms to bear on the climate crisis and other environmental issues. A long-time professor of philosophy at Seattle College, Dr. Kerns is currently Director of Environment and Human Rights Advisory. In 2015, he helped draft the international "Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change." Dr. Kerns co-organized the International Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change, which provides the substance of this book.  His current work shows young people how to organize their own civil-society human-rights clim ate trials. He writes from a village on the central Oregon coast.

Kathleen Dean Moore is amoral philosopher and environmental activist, the award-winning author or editor of a dozen books about our moral and emotional bonds to the natural world and to one another. Beginning with Riverwalking, Moore's first books celebrate wet, wild places. But her growing alarm at the devastation of nature changed her life. Leaving her long-time position as Distinguished Professor of Environmental Philosophy at Oregon State University, she began to write and speak about the moral urgency of climate action, publishing Moral Ground and Great Tide Rising, among other books. Moore writes from Corvallis, Oregon and Chichagof Island, Alaska.

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