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Polly Higgins.

Polly Higgins.

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A new group could be set up by townspeople seeking to make the destruction of the ecosystem into an international crime against peace.

The suggestion was made during a speech by Polly Higgins in the second evening lecture at Ashlyns School, organised by sustainability group Transition Town Berkhamsted.

Trained barrister Polly described how she gave up pursuing personal injury claims in the courthouse ‘to become the lawyer for the Earth’.

 

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