CLIMATE LITIGATION: ONSHORE OIL IN TARANAKI
We have undertaken a legal challenge regarding the oil permits granted to explore and extract oil from onshore Taranaki. We challenged the legality and rationality of the decision to grant these permits by the relevant minister in New Zealand's High Court given the current climate crisis and the calls to cease all fossil fuel production.
Whilst our challenge failed at the High Court, our Appeal hearing is set to take place at the end of May.
SUBMISSIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AND INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
We are working to make submissions to international courts regarding climate change and the current and future effects it has on specific communities. This requires extensive research in the realm of international human rights laws and ever evolving climate change regulations, and the crossover between the two. We're hoping to make submissions at the Hague in the Netherlands later this year.