Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release

Comply with international law obligations says LRWC “Those of us who practice law in safe environments such as Canada owe a duty to those who risk not only their freedom but also their lives in order to protect their clients’ rights.” Gail Davidson, LRWC Founder 12 February 2020 – While peaceful protesters are arrested from … Continue reading “Canada and BC violate UN “injunction” while lawful protesters arrested and threatened with armed force | Press release”

PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Climate Change Obstruction

PRESS RELEASE: County Sustainability Group, December 29, 2019   While the ‘Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ is designed to protect individuals from unconstitutional acts by the government,  the International Criminal Court prosecutes Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity. The legal test for criminal liability is whether one knew or should have known that an action … Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Climate Change Obstruction”

Campaigners attack Japan’s ‘shameful’ climate plans release

Proposals criticised amid fears countries may use coronavirus crisis to rein in commitments  Protesters take part in the global climate strike in Tokyo in November. Japan has been criticised for continuing to build coal-fire power stations. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images Japan has laid out its plans to tackle greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris agreement in the run-up … Continue reading “Campaigners attack Japan’s ‘shameful’ climate plans release”

Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en

Canada‘s international human rights law obligations to suspend construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline and stop use of force against the Wet’suwet’en Full .pdf press release | Full legal brief (.html)  | full  legal brief (.pdf) Photo from Unist’ot’en Camp press release http://unistoten.camp/feb10/ Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada releases international law brief  IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 March 2020 – Canada and British Columbia (BC) are … Continue reading “Canada: LRWC releases legal brief on Canada’s international law obligations to Wet’suwet’en”

Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade, Mar 7: Explosive Letter Released shows Horgan lied about RCMP

PRESS RELEASE: Wet’suwet’en, BC Civil Liberties Association, and Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs release explosive letter revealing BC solicitor general authorized RCMP deployment contradicting public statements.Despite Horgan and other politicians repeatedly saying they could not control police actions it has come out that the BC Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth declared a “provincial emergency” … Continue reading “Unist’ot’en Solidarity Brigade, Mar 7: Explosive Letter Released shows Horgan lied about RCMP”

Alberta Utilities Commission Releases Interim Direction on Indigenous Consultation

The Alberta Utilities Commission (the “AUC”) recently announced that it will review its application requirements for consultation with Indigenous communities. The AUC has released an Interim Direction on Indigenous consultation for proponents to follow while this review is undertaken. “[T]o ensure that application requirements for consultation with First Nations and Métis are clear”, it is separating its … Continue reading “Alberta Utilities Commission Releases Interim Direction on Indigenous Consultation”

Extinction Rebellion trial jury express regret at convicting activists

Three climate protesters glued their hands to a DLR train at Canary Wharf in April  Police officers attend the scene of the Extinction Rebellion protest at Canary Wharf DLR station on 17 April. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters A jury has expressed its regret at convicting three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a Docklands Light Railway train … Continue reading “Extinction Rebellion trial jury express regret at convicting activists”

Pressure on Canada to meet emission targets as CO2 levels hit record high

A flare stack lights the sky from the Imperial Oil refinery in Edmonton on December 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson WATCH THE VIDEO The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record high in 2018, according to new data put out Monday by the World Meteorological Organization, a revelation that casts a … Continue reading “Pressure on Canada to meet emission targets as CO2 levels hit record high”

The Race to Zero Emissions: compressed air, future of aviation, fossil-fuel lobbying

Here’s what happened over the past week that helped or harmed the world’s chances of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions to zero. 🔽 Decreases emissions 1️⃣ What did UN’s climate summit in New York achieve? A long list of countries committed to work toward hitting net-zero emissions by 2050. It’s mostly composed of places that don’t contribute … Continue reading “The Race to Zero Emissions: compressed air, future of aviation, fossil-fuel lobbying”

Government looks at oilsands water release into Athabasca River

In Canada where ecocide becomes routine… The Syncrude oilsands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray on June 1, 2014. JASON FRANSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS The provincial and federal governments have partnered with oil giant Syncrude to assess whether treated wastewater from Alberta’s oilsands could be released into the lower … Continue reading “Government looks at oilsands water release into Athabasca River”