Ecocide: Emerging Norms and Litigation

April 8, 2021

In the wake of rapidly increasing environmental devastation, from climate change to biodiversity loss to large-scale deforestation, practitioners and advocates have increasingly sought to use international criminal law to hold the perpetrators of this destruction accountable and stem future harms. As part of this effort, some practitioners and advocates have been advancing the idea of defining and using a new international crime of “ecocide” as a means of redressing and preventing future harms. This webinar will examine the opportunities and challenges presented by this new push to use international criminal law in the context of serious environmental degradation.

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