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ONE LAW FOR ALL

Ecocide law is a law for life
Ecocide law is known as a ‘law for life’ – a law that puts people and planet first, a law that says ‘enough, no more mass damage and destruction.’ When we do that, humanity places the health and well-being of all beings both now and in the future at the forefront of our decision-making. It is a law that affirms humanity’s right to life, nature’s right to life and future generations right to life.

Most of all, Ecocide law is a law for peace.
A law of Ecocide is required. This we know because it no longer works to destroy our habitat. A law of Ecocide can be put in place at the very top, as an international crime, over and above all other laws – to prevent mass damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems – which means amending the Rome Statute. All that is required is for it to be tabled. It can be done, and there is a Review Conference due soon.  All nations have been sent a Concept Paper and this website sets out in the public domain the proposal that will change the course of history – should we choose. Polly Higgins, legal expert on the law of Ecocide and author of Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business, calls Ecocide “the missing crime of our time.”

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DID YOU KNOW?

Polly Higgins speaks about the law of Ecocide all over the world
- click here to watch Polly’s Tedx talk about the Law of Ecocide
- ask Polly Higgins to speak at your event
- find out more about the work of Polly Higgins
- become one of her Freedom Funders
- help give press coverage

A law of Ecocide was part of the original draft of the Rome Statute
- read University of London’s Human Rights Consortium Ecocide Project research report to find out what happened

We can end the era of Ecocide by 2020
- read the Concept Paper and Summary which has been sent to all governments of the world
- Join Polly in her Wish20 – map your support to have in place a law of Ecocide by 2020

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