A range of documents are available for you to read, send out, to use as the basis of research, to include as reference documents, or to build upon for your own written or spoken work.  You can freely share, copy and paste all the documents below (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Ecocide law factsheet | English | French | Spanish | Dutch

Ecocide law FAQ | English | French | Spanish

Historical background document | English

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Research paper: Ecocide is the Missing 5th Crime Against Peace A report by The Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, July 2012. It sets out the evidence that Ecocide was included as a Crime Against Peace, charting the history from the 1970s through to the 1990s.

Concept Paper: Closing the Door to Dangerous Industrial Activity Sets out why the law of Ecocide is necessary and details the road map for implementation. All governments received a copy of this document in March 2012.

Concept Paper: Closing the Door to Dangerous Industrial Activity Template Cover Letter A template letter that accompanied the Concept Paper.

The Ecocide law Directive drafted for the European Citizens Initiative.

Ecocide Act

Sentencing Guidelines

New World Bank Assessment Rules  These guidelines can be used by the World Bank to ensure investment into Ecocide activities stops.

Ten countries with national Ecocide laws in place

Mock Trial & Sentencing Documents

A range of documents are available for people interested in putting on their own mock Ecocide Trial, as used in the UK Mock Ecocide Trial held in the UK Supreme Court.


A range of template letters are available for you to use and amend as necessary to send to people informing them about the Law of Ecocide.

Speaking Out

  • Speaking Out: a flash card which sets out the main points about Ecocide. It is useful for learning the main facts so that you are confident when talking to people about Ecocide. It can also be printed to give to people as flyers.
  • Eradicating Ecocide Postcard Side 1 and Side 2: a postcard which can also be printed to give to people.

Council Motion