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Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes - Jonas Staal

24 Sep 2021
18:00 - 20:00

Opening: Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes

On Friday, 24th September, Framer Framed opens with a new show. The Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) is a collaboration between Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, which takes the form of a “more-than-human tribunal” to prosecute intergenerational climate crimes.
The inauguration of the tribunal will take place at 19:00h where D’Souza and Staal will also answer questions from the public.

Opening Date: 24 September 2021
Location: Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71, Amsterdam

Doors open: 18:00
Inauguration: 19:00 — please find your seats before 19:00h.

The opening event is reservation-only due to corona regulations.

The exhibition can be visited from the 25th of September to the 16th of January. Framer Framed is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 12:00-18:00.

Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC)

From 28-31 October, the CICC will hold hearings against Unilever, ING, Airbus and the Dutch State. We will announce more information about the hearings soon.

The CICC focuses on corporations registered in the Netherlands as well as the legal frameworks established by the Dutch state system supportive of the corporations. The proceedings of the tribunal will be led by four judges: Radha D’Souza, Sharon H. Venne, Nicholas Hildyard and Rasigan Maharajh. 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 will provide 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. The hearings will be documented online. The evidence and testimony files are then presented to both institutional and activist organisations. Read more about the exhibition HERE.

Radha D’Souza is a Professor of International Law, Development and Conflict Studies at the University of Westminster (UK). D’Souza works as a writer, critic and commentator. She is a social justice activist and worked with labour movements and democratic rights movements in her home country of India as an organiser and activist lawyer. 

Jonas Staal is a Dutch visual artist whose work explores the relationship between art, propaganda and democracy. His work manifests itself internationally in the form of interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures and publications. Staal completed his PhD research on contemporary propaganda art at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His most recent book is Propaganda Art in the 21st Century (The MIT Press, 2019).

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Exhibition: Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes

A collaboration by Radha D'Souza and Jonas Staal


Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes - CICC

Public Hearings: Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes

Comrades past, present and future vs. Dutch State, Unilever, ING and Airbus


Radha D'Souza

Writer, academic, lawyer and activist

Jonas Staal