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Episode from the podcastDecolonization in Action Podcast

S4E7: Taking Germany to Court: Legal Actions for Climate Justice & the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Released Saturday, 18th September 2021
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Discussing the necessity for an ever-expanding intersectional climate justice movement, edna bonhomme and Indigenous lawyer and climate activist Yi Yi Prue are in conversation for this episode, expanding on Prue’s legal actions that took Germany to court for global warming, holding the German state accountable for the ongoing climate catastrophe, a crisis created by the Global North that has already created devastation and unlivable conditions around the world especially in the Global South. Prue shares more about her legal practice in Dhaka, Bangladesh, her journey as a climate activist, and her commitment to practicing climate justice.

Yi Yi Prue is an Indigenous lawyer and climate activist from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prue advocates for the Indigenous perspectives of the Indigenous Marma and Munda Communities of Bangladesh and Nepal, who are heavily affected by climate change-related catastrophes, that are the result of historic colonial and current neocolonial exploitation. In January 2020, she successfully led an appeal at the German Institutional Court against the insufficient German climate protection measures.