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Ecocide: why establishing a new international crime would be a step towards interspecies justice

By Heather Alberro, Lecturer in Global Sustainable Development, Nottingham Trent University
Luigi Daniele, Senior Lecturer in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law, Nottingham Trent University
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A movement of activists and legal scholars is seeking to make “ecocide” an international crime within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Stop Ecocide Foundation has put together a prestigious international panel of experts that has just proposed a new definition of the term:

If adopted by the ICC, the proposed definition would be a historic shift, paving the way for…


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