29 Sep '11, 10pm

Mock Trial in UK Part of Campaign to get UN to Declare Ecocide an International Crime

Mock Trial in UK Part of Campaign to get UN to Declare Ecocide an International Crime

What if Ecocide Were a Punishable Crime? by Chris Milton – September 29, 2011Follow Chris Milton on Twitter Trial Part of Campaign to get UN to Declare Mass Destruction of Ecosystems an International Crime Tomorrow, a trial in the halls of United Kingdom’s Supreme Court in London will try two top business executives for Ecocide — the destruction of ecosystems to such an extent that people can no longer live in an area in peace. Photo courtesy Marine Photobank.org Oil covers a beach and a struggling seabird on the Tuzla Spit in the Kerch Strait which connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov. A 2007 image. The trial, Living Planet v Ecocide, is not a real one but will be conducted as though ecocide were an International Crime Against Peace, which would place the destruction of ecosystems on a par with genocide. The mock trial is part of a campaign to have ecocide declared...

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