The Provisional World Parliament at its 12th session in Kolkata, India, December 2010, passed World Legislative Act # 48 calling for a Collegium of World Judges to adjudicate issues that are of world significance under the world jurisdiction provided by the Constitution for the Federation of Earth. Officers of the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA), under the authority of the Earth Constitution and the Provisional World Parliament, are establishing a bench of the World Supreme Court System in Costa Rica to examine the legal conflict between a group of the indigenous citizens of Ecuador and Chevron-Texaco over alleged human rights violations and environmental destruction within Ecuador.
This will be the second trial court of the World Court System constituted under the authority of the Earth Constitution.In Los Angeles during 1983-87, a District World Court was constituted comprised of several eminent jurists to try the nuclear weapons possessing nations for the crime of possessing weapons of mass destruction. The new bench of the World Court System, a Bench for Public Cases, is being developed to adjudicate the Citizens of Ecuador vs. Chevron-Texaco, a contest which has already been through a number of legal venues over the past 20 years without any clear legal resolution. The World Supreme Court System has clear universal legal jurisdiction to try cases relating to both human rights violations and destruction of the environment.
The call is going out to former Supreme Court Justices from many different countries to apply for membership in the Collegium of World Judges. From this group, our project will constitute a court of 5-7 judges to try the Ecuador v. Chevron-Texaco case. We expect the Court to open in January 2016 in a venue promised to the Court by the University of Costa Rica. We are also mounting a campaign in Costa Rica to have 25,000 signatories to the Earth Constitution by the time the Court opens its doors. These signatures will represent a major confirmation of the significance of the Court and its authority under the Earth Constitution.
- To recruit qualified former Supreme Court Justices as member of the Collegium of World Judges, available not only for this case but other possible cases in the future (by December 2014).
- To select 5-7 qualified eminent justices to sit on the bench for the case of Citizens of Ecuador v. Chevron-Texaco (by April 2015).
- With the help of the justices for this bench, to gather historical and background information for this legal case (April 2015 to December 2015).
- To develop a funding base for the Court that will sustain it for as long as necessary to try this case.
- To collect 25,000 signatures from Costa Rican citizens demanding that this Court be activated under the authority of the Earth Constitution (by December 2015).
- To open proceedings of the Court in the venue promised by the University of Costa Rica (January 2016).
- To enhance and magnify the rule of law for planet Earth.
- To enhance the legal protection of our planetary environment and human rights worldwide.
- To develop the infrastructure for a permanent World Supreme Court System.
- To promote worldwide recognition of the Earth Constitution as a primary source for world law.
- To promote a world-system in which brings both nation-states and multi-national corporations under the universal jurisdiction of emerging world law.