Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace
- [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.
Why 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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- Join us on the 6th of September - a World Livestream Event - where your voice counts. You can participate in person or online.
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I’d like to see some examples of Ecocide
- have a look at the top 10 Ecocides in the world - there are many more
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About Polly Higgins
Early in November 2012 Polly spoke about ending Ecocide in Europe to around 800 young people at the European Students’ Forum’s (AEGEE) annual Agora in […]Read More
Polly reports on a groundbreaking discovery; Ecocide was examined for decades by the UN to be included as the fifth Crime Against Peace. Imagine my […]Read More