Ecocide at the International Criminal Court

Event date: December 7, 2021
Tuesday, December 7, at 18.30h CET. A panel discussion on the proposed legal definition of Ecocide as a 5th Rome Statute crime. Official virtual side event at the 20th ASP of the International Criminal Court, The Hague.

Date and registration

Tuesday 7th December 2021
18h30 CET on Zoom

Invitation Letter

Opening address

Mr Dreli Solomon, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Republic of Vanuatu, Brussels

Supporting statement

Rt. Hon. Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa, Prime Minister, Independent State of Samoa

Speakers from the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide

  • Professor Philippe Sands QC, UCL/Matrix Law. (UK/France, Co-chair)
  • Dior Fall Sow, UN jurist & former prosecutor (Senegal, Co-chair)
  • Judge Tuiloma Neroni Slade, former ICC judge (Samoa, Panelist) 
  • Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bangladesh, Panelist)
  • Jojo Mehta, Chair, Stop Ecocide Foundation (UK, Convenor)

With reflections from

  • HRH Esmeralda of Belgium, journalist, author & activist 
  • HRH El Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, humanitarian, & peace & interfaith advocate
  • Mindahi Bastida, indigenous elder & spokesperson (Mexico, Otomi-Toltec tradition)

Moderated by

Andrew Harding, BBC Africa correspondent

Hosted by

Republic of Vanuatu, Independent State of Samoa, Stop Ecocide Foundation & the Co-Chairs of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide

in association with the Institute for Environmental Security and The Hague Peace Project

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