#35 Polly Higgins

  • UK
  • Lawyer and author


Scottish born barrister and international expert on Ecocide law, Polly Higgins is a UK-based Earth lawyer. She advocates a law that creates a legal duty of care, over and above profit. Ecocide is a crime; both human caused and non-human Ecocide has consequences. Often referred to as Climate Crime or State Crime (the failure of States to take responsibility for dangerous industrial activity and failure to assist in times of climate crisis), Ecocide law also protects indigenous rights, nature’s rights and rights of future generations. Polly Higgins is an award-winning author and lead expert on Ecocide law.