As Indigenous Organizations and social movements we have met in the context of the PRE CONFERENCE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS, held in the city of Cochabamba from the 29th and to the 30th of March 2010, and we have constituted as the Working Group Nº 5 of Climate Justice Tribunal.
Facing the absence of an international legal framework to criminalize and punish all those crimes and climate crimes that attempt against the rights of Mother Earth and humanity, as indigenous peoples and social organizations of Bolivia, we demand the establishment of a Climate Justice Tribunal that has the binding capacity to judge and punish those states and companies that pollute and cause climate change.
We urge peoples to promote a profound transformation of the United Nations Organization (UNO), so that all member states are under the same conditions in order to exert the establishment of a Climate Justice Tribunal from this multilateral organism.
As a short-term strategy indigenous peoples and social organizations demand the extension of the International Criminal Court functions to charge, prosecute and punish climate crimes against Mother Earth and humanity, considered as crimes against humanity, therefore to condemn genocide for climate actions.
We demand the compliance of commitments undertaken by States under the UN Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.
As a means of strategy, we call on the peoples of the world to take into account existing legal mechanisms in their countries, to prosecute and punish those who attempt against Mother Earth and humanity, through actions or omissions that exacerbate climate change impacts.
The climate justice tribunal should become an instance that requires compliance with the historical climate debt payment, and forces the restitution of damages to Mother Earth and humanity, rejecting carbon credits as a compensation of climate debt.
We call the peoples of the world to join the struggle and mobilization for the consolidation of an Ethical International Tribunal of the Peoples on Climate Justice.
We support the call of the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s President Juan Evo Morales Ayma, to build the Union of Indigenous Peoples and the Peoples of the World as a Multilateral International Organism.
We ratify the establishment of a binding Climate Justice Tribunal to prosecute and punish those responsible for climate change, and we call upon the peoples of the world to support its creation.