Ecocide – Acts Leading to Irreversible Destruction of the Environment

A June 27, 2021 Comar Molle “Just Law Journal” article reports that “… On June 22, 2021, a panel of international experts released a draft definition of ‘ecocide,’ which they proposed should be included as a new crime at the International Criminal Court. The definition is as follows: ‘[E]cocide’ means unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts.’ There Is Currently No Accepted Definition of Ecocide Under International Law … Companies Must Weigh the Risks of Ecocide or Being Charged with Ecocide. Businesses engaged in activities or conduct that could leave irreparable environmental damage should take notice of the proposed definition and assess with counsel the risk of charges of ecocide at a later date … Businesses must also consider the ‘headline risk’ of being accused of ecocide under the proposed definition …” #Ecocide #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @DaveInderComar

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