Carl Söderbergh at Minority Rights Group International in London chaired both sessions of Humanity on trial. Carl writes about the program on the MRG blog.


The culture news on Swedish TV did a segment on Humanity on trial. Watch it and their other segments on the topic on their climate site.

The new climate magazine Effekt writes a piece about Humanity on trial.

Johanna Stål, Editor-in-Chief of the Swedish magazine Camino was at Humanity on trial and blogged about it (in Swedish).

If you can’t make it to Humanity on Trial in person, watch it live on the Humanity on Trial channel on Bambuser.

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We’ll also be updating on Twitter.

Humanity on Trial II

Tuesday, 17 November, 11:00-14.30

Director: Stina Oscarsson, Orionteatern

Swedish Forum for Human Rights (MR-dagarna), Stockholm International Fairs

It is the year 2020. Eleven years ago, the world community gathered at the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. At that point in history, humankind had the opportunity to do something about climate change, which has profoundly impacted the enjoyment of human rights. To that end, the next generation calls a hearing on the human rights consequences of climate change.

HUMANITY ON TRIAL calls on eyewitnesses and “activist-witnesses” from the Inuits of northern Canada and the Sami people of Scandinavia, from flooded Bangladesh and from the melting glaciers in Bolivia. Throughout history, civil society has taken on the task of bringing oppression and injustice to light when the justice system fails to do so. It has happened before and it happens today.

Eye witnesses:

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Nunavut, Canada

Initiated a legal process against the USA for greenhouse gas emissions together with 62 other Inuits.

Ellen Inga Turi, Sápmi, Norway

Grew up raising reindeer in Kautokeino and does research on the consequences of climate change on the reindeer industry.

Juan Carlos Alurralde Tejada, Bolivia

Is working with the village of Khapy to initiate a legal process against those who have caused climate change.

Shankar Gopalakrishnan, India

Is active in legislating the Forest Rights Act.

Sultana Begum, Bangladesh

Tushar Daring, Bangladesh

Alivio Aruquipa Lazo, Bolivia

Peuvchenda Bun, Cambodia

Jury: Carl Söderbergh, Elisabeth Abiri, Stephen Humphreys, Sven Heijbel, Frida Demervall.

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Clips from the first session of Humanity on Trial at Kulturhuset have been posted on the site Ideas for Change.

Watch testimonies by Stephen Schneider, Frida Eklund, and Richard Klein.

The date for Humanity on Trial part II is set!

Part II will take place at Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm International Fairs) on Tuesday November 17th  between 11 am and 2.30 pm.

Information regarding eyewitnesses, experts, panel participants and schedule will follow shortly, so stay tuned.

Sheila Watt Cloutier, one of the eyewitnesses for Humanity On Trial, explains how climate change affects the Inuit people and why she defends “the right to be cold”.

For those who cannot join us in Stockholm for Humanity on Trial there is still a way to participate.

All you have to do is tune into the Humanity on Trial channel on Bambuser by clicking on the link below and watch us.

If you weren’t able to hear us live on Sunday evening, you can now listen to the show in the archives of Think Globally Radio. Use the player at the top right hand corner of the show’s website.