Warrior Lawyers: From Manila to Manhattan, Attorneys for the Earth
Air, water, food – these are the sources of life. Without them, we die. And in most nations – more than 180 countries, in fact – citizens are legally entitled to these essential elements of life. In some countries, Mother Nature herself has legal rights. But not in Canada or the United States.
In Warrior Lawyers, courageous and dedicated lawyers from nine countries tell their own stories of trail-blazing lawsuits that have transformed nations and changed history.
Impoverished Argentinians win a multi-billion-dollar cleanup of the Riachuelo River in Buenos Aires. An innovative foundation forces the Dutch government to take dramatic action on climate change. Ecuadorian natives and peasants defeat mighty Chevron in a $9.5 billion action for fouling the Amazon rain forest. The Supreme Court of the Philippines asserts the rights of future generations to a healthy, bountiful world.
Silver Donald Cameron, the author of 17 previous books, is host and executive producer of the feature documentary Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, (www.GreenRIghts.com) which was released in September, 2016. With in-depth interviews and a long interpretive essay by the author, Warrior Lawyers provides a deeper route into the material presented in the film.