Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace

ec•o•cide
[noun] is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished.

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. To do this means amending the Rome Statute. This requires a Member State to table it at the next Review Conference (due next year). 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.

We can end the era of Ecocide by 2020

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About Polly Higgins

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Polly Higgins is a legal expert on the law of Ecocide and author of award-winning Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business. She speaks about the law of Ecocide all over the world.

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