VERNIEUWING IN HET RECHT: DE NOORDZEE AAN HET WOORD
The sea and life in the sea is its own entity, that is the viewpoint of the Embassy of the North Sea. A mock court in
the Peace Palace in The Hague became the final step in establishing the Embassy of the North Sea (2018-2022).
Its mission is to give nature a position in our culture, politics and legal system. This experiment investigated how
non-human voices could be heard in a courtroom. Human and non-human witnesses were called and spoke on
behalf of facets of the North Sea. The Embassy first wanted to learn to listen to the North Sea, in order to learn to
speak with it and on its behalf in the coming years.