Wallace Heim writes:
Today, the theatre of a mock trial plays out in the UK Supreme Court, live online (download the software at the top left of the panel).
The Ecocide Trial has Michael Mansfield QC as prosecuting barrister and Nigel Lickley QC as defence barrister leading a case for and against two fictional CEO’s, and is complete with expert witnesses, jury and judge.
The crimes chosen by the court this morning are the extraction of oil from Canada’s Tar Sands and the Deepwater disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
There is no script. It is up to a jury to decide whether the case for Ecocide crime is made.
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