ODD, NUTTY and downright MORONIC are the words that come to mind when I first saw this story’s headline: Lawyers call for international court for the environment. These people are relentless, and don’t be fooled, it’s the lust for power is what motivates them, not any real concern for any specific issue.
Stephen Hockman QC is proposing a body similar to the International Court of Justice in The Hague to be the supreme legal authority on issues regarding the environment. The first role of the new body would be to enforce international agreements on cutting greenhouse gas emissions set to be agreed next year.
But the court would also fine countries or companies that fail to protect endangered species or degrade the natural environment and enforce the “right to a healthy environment”.
The innovative idea is being presented to an audience of politicians, scientists and public figures for the first time at a symposium at the British Library. Mr Hockman, a deputy High Court judge, said that the threat of climate change means it is more important than ever for the law to protect the environment.
This is the very same barrister who thinks sharia law in Britain to be a wonderful achievement. The fuzzy headed thinking of these supposedly highly intelligent people is staggering, which causes me to believe that higher education is highly overated. KGS