‘Ecocide’ could be a new tool to fight environmental crime

By Josef Rybacki (Aug 25, 2021, 3:34 p.m. EDT) – 2021 has not been a vintage year for the environment. The climate crisis – an issue that once took the form of abstract temperature charts and projections – is now a dizzying parade of broken weather records and natural disasters.

The timing therefore seemed opportune when, in June, the Stop Ecocide Foundation, or SEF, published its definition of the crime of “ecocide”.[1]

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, or ICC, currently defines four crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression. The SEF is a non-governmental organization which campaigns for the modification of the statutes in order to add …

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