If you are officially resident in one of the Small Island Developing States, signup is free because we are supporting you to take ecocide law forward.
This is the legal bit, which you must agree to before clicking ‘Continue’. In brief, we need your permission to add you to our public map and list of signed-up Earth Protectors. You’re also putting your name to a rather beautiful statement that says you believe damaging the Earth is a crime (see article 4 of the document).
PROTECTORS TRUST FUND - READ ONLY
Trust Creator and First Named Trustee of the Earth Protectors Trust
Document is Polly Higgins.
of Birth: 04.07.1968. Address: The Base, Willow Court, Stroud,
Gloucestershire GL5 4BJ, UK.
shall be vested in the Creator of the Earth Protectors Trust Document
the power of appointment of a Subsequent First Named Trustee.
‘Earth Protectors Trust Document’ shall be henceforth referred to
as the ‘Trust Document’. In the Trust Document, the term
‘trustee’ includes additional trustees serving as trustees.
‘Small Island Developing States’ (SIDS) are low-lying remote
coastal countries that share vulnerability to extensive damage,
destruction to or loss of ecosystems, susceptibility to climate
disasters and have limited resources. ‘Other climate vulnerable
States’ for the purpose of the Trust Document are States that share
vulnerability to extensive damage, destruction to or loss of
ecosystems, susceptibility to climate disasters and have limited
resources. ‘Associated States’ are States that depute to larger
powers in exchange for protection.
support, through the emergence of a new form of trusteeship that
transcends borders, whatever will for the best enable the rapid
adoption of ecocide law as international law
including but not limited to:
funding Small Island Developing States and/or other climate
vulnerable States who are resolved to activate the International
Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of ecocide as early as
possible, by covering their costs, including: hotel expenses, top
representation at the International Criminal Court and their flights;
funding the subscription fees of such States to the International
Criminal Court (plus joining fees for those who have yet to become
funding any other lawful activity enabling the Trust Purpose.
may become a trustee of the Trust Document upon provision of name,
electronic signature, email and place of residence.
give effect to the Trust Purpose all trustees that are non-domiciled
in Small Island Developing States shall gift €5 or equivalent, or
more. Trustees living in Small Island Developing States are exempt
from gifting funds.
a trustee of this document is to become an Earth Protector and
Trustee of the Earth. It is a declaration of love and acknowledgement
that the Earth, the ecosystems of Earth and inhabitants of Earth
whether human or otherwise have the right to peaceful enjoyment. It
is a declaration of belief that this peaceful enjoyment is both a
moral and legal right, and that any human act or omission which
severely diminishes such peaceful enjoyment is a crime.
a Trustee of the Earth is to become a protector of a law which is in
alignment with a universally recognised moral code of respect, peace
and a duty of care for all life. It is a direct expression of intent
to create peace between all beings.
assets shall include but shall not be limited to funds gifted whether
online, by Heart to Heart Funding, bequests, stock and/or profit
Trust Fund is required to distribute all of its net funds in benefit
of the Beneficiaries during the tax year in which the funds are
Triodos Foundation Earth Protectors Trust Fund
Triodos Bank NV
STF Earth Protectors TF
NL56 TRIO 2025 0522 19
PO Box 55
Beneficiaries of the Trust Fund are the Small Island Developing
States (SIDS) and/or other Climate vulnerable States who are resolved
to activate the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over
the crime of ecocide as early as possible.
REVOCATION OR AMENDMENT
in the management or administration of the Trust Fund, the power to
vary, revoke or amend the Trust Fund shall be subject to a simple
majority (50%) of all trustees who vote agreeing to the variation,
revocation or amendment. Voting for the purpose of Article 9 may take
Trust Purpose as set out under Article 3 cannot be varied, revoked or
of administration of the Trust Fund shall be vested with the
Creator/First Named Trustee, thereafter the Subsequent First Named
Trustee, administered by Ecological Defence Integrity Ltd.
Trustees shall hold the Trust Fund for the benefit of any one or more
of the Beneficiaries. Power shall be vested in the Trustees to:
co-fund the Beneficiaries by covering their costs, including: hotel
expenses, top representation at the International Criminal Court and
their flights; and/or
co-fund the Beneficiaries subscription fees to the International
Criminal Court (plus joining fees for those who have yet to become
co-fund any other lawful activity enabling the Trust Purpose;
invoke the Trust Document in a court of law in jurisdictions named in
the Trust Document.
Higgins is the First Named Trustee of the Trust Document.
First Named Trustee's responsibility is to: help in whatever way is
required to fast-track ecocide law; ensure the integrity of funding
use; ensure best administration of the Trust Funds; select Support
Partners if so required to assist with the administration of the
Trust Funds and deselect such Partners if the Trust Purpose is no
longer being best served.
of First Named Trustee: Upon the death or incapacity of the First
Named Trustee Polly Higgins, the Subsequent First Named Trustee shall
take over direct responsibility as set out above and has the power to
Subsequent First Named Trustee. The reassignment of Subsequent First
Named Trustee shall continue upon death or incapacity until the Trust
Fund is no longer required.
Trust Document shall remain open for the accrual of Named Trustees
until such time as the Trust Purpose has been discharged, which shall
be upon the implementation and enforcement of Ecocide law as an
international criminal law.
Trust Document is accepted for legal and international use in all the
following named jurisdictions and associated States of the
Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,
Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil,
Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile,
Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti,
Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia,
States of Micronesia
Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece,
Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland,
Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar,
Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro,
Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia,
Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea,
Norway, Oman, Pakistan,
Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda,
Kitts and Nevis
Vincent and The Grenadines
Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia,
Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka,
Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania,
Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan,
Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (UK), United
States of America (USA),
States Virgin Islands
Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and
Small Island Developing States and associated States are highlighted
Small Island Developing States and associated States that are
signatories to the Hague Convention are highlighted in
The Base, Willow Court, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4BJ, UK.
of residence (city, country):
list of Named Trustees is available online.
Small Island Developing States: By adding your name, email, place of
residence and gifting of €5, or equivalent or more, you are a
Trustee of the Earth Protectors Trust. Domiciled Small Island
Developing States: By adding your name, email and place of residence,
you are a Trustee of the Earth Protectors Trust Fund.
do not publish, sell or rent your details to anyone else. Earth
Protectors Trust Fund is a non-trading trust fund.
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Funds cover expert legal assistance and practical costs of small climate-vulnerable states progressing ecocide law at the International Criminal Court.
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