The Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) is a large-scale installation in the form of a tribunal that prosecutes intergenerational climate crimes.
Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes
The Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) is a collaboration between Framer Framed, Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal. The first presentation of the project in 2021, commissioned by Framer Framed, consisted of a large-scale installation in the form of a tribunal which hosted tribunals, prosecuting Unilever, ING, Airbus and the Dutch State for their climate crimes.
The legal framework of the CICC is based on D’Souza’s book What’s Wrong with Rights? (Pluto Press, 2018), a critical analysis of neoliberal legal institutions. The CICC provides evidence of past and present climate crimes by looking at their impact on the here and now, as well as on planetary life in the future. As such, the tribunal rejects the linear, individualised narratives that underlie the current legal system.
For more information about the project and its international iterations, check out the links in the index.