Earth Restorative Justice
Restorative approaches to ecological harms

Environmental pollution and the depletion of natural resources have caused great harm to our Earth and her inhabitants. This website explores if Restorative Justice can play a role in healing ecological harms.

Voice of Nature: a Restorative Court Performance

On 1 and 2 March 2019, artist Maria Lucia Cruz Correia and her team welcome you to Voice of Nature - the Trial: an unique, interactive performance investigating restorative responses to ecocide at the old courthouse in Gent:

"Voice of Nature' experiments with how law and justice can serve the ecosystem by proposing a “new type of court room” and create a new form of trial in which the voice of nature can be heard. It explores the difficulties of granting personhood to non-humans, or how to make a mountain or a river into a legal entity. The audience is invited into a process of transformation through the realms of fiction, magic and documentary, that can guide them to become law-bearers for nature.

In order to propose a new type of 'verdict' in the form of a restorative contract, we experiment with combining elements from a conventional court, restorative justice practices as well as transformative rituals. In this trial, humans and non-humans come together to find a collective language, focused on inter-being, intersectionality and restoration."

For more information and tickets, please visit the website of the Same Same but Different-festival.

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