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What if Ecocide Were a Punishable Crime? | Care2 Causes

What if Ecocide Were a Punishable Crime? | Care2 Causes

Written by Chris Milton , a blogger for the Earth Island Journal Today, 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. 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 the fifth International Crime Against Peace by the United Nations, which could be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. (The other four crimes against peace are Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, and Crimes of Aggression.) To ensure the trial is as rigorous as possible a fully qualified le...

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