Ecocide

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Climate lawyers have urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazil's president for crimes against humanity over his administration's policies in the Amazon ahead of the COP26 in Glasgow this month. The Allrise group has lodged a case with the court alleging that the government o

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Legal experts have agreed on a definition of the crime of 'ecocide', which they hope will be adopted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The draft law defines the offence as “unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and widespread

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International lawyers are drafting a plan for a new offence of ecocide. The panel organising the initiative is chaired by Professor Philippe Sands QC of University College London and Florence Mumba, a former Internation Criminal Court judge.

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