At the Stockholm+50 Conference, ecocide law was the talk of the town. It heads the Youth Task Force Policy Paper, Faith leaders demanded that their stand for ecocide law go on record, the topic kept cropping up in side events, more than 1000 conference participants picked up ecocide law badges.
The Swedish Bar Association supported by Advokatfirman Vinge, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå and Ecocide Law Alliance Stiftelse invited a select group of business leaders to a seminar on June 1st, to introduce the proposal to make ecocide an international crime and the reasons why the Swedish business community should be involved.
Protecting humans through ecocide law – New report
Protection of humans and protection of environment are interrelated. The destruction of the environment is a major threat to humans, and current law to protect humans is inadequate, says a new report from The Asser Institute. Criminalizing ecocide will help protect humans.
This event assesses how and why the recognition of ecocide as an international crime raises several questions for states, citizens but also economic actors, and how this represents an option to protect ecosystems.
Ukraine to prosecute Russia for ecocide following attack on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings over an ecocide following Russia’s seizure of the Chernobyl nuclear powerplant and missile attack and seizure of Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Artificial Intelligence and Ecocide Law, Webinar March 10
Artificial Intelligence is an exponentially growing field of technology, a powerful force for source control and new pathways. But how do we secure that it is used in a benign way for humans and nature?
Make mass damage to the environment a crime everywhere
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.
Dagens Industri (the Swedish Financial Times) is hosting an event on November 23 where Nina Macpherson, member of the Board of eg TRATON SE and former chief legal officer at Ericsson, and Camilla Goldbeck-Löwe, VP Corporate Responsibility, Epiroc, will address the topic “Ecocide and human rights – what can you do as chief legal officer?”
Partner event at COP26: Ecocide: uniting behind a law to protect people & planet
As we gather for (yet) another COP on climate, the movement for the recognition of ecocide is a golden opportunity to unite all those who work tirelessly for the protection of climate, the environment, and our basic human rights.
GLOBE International has hosted legislators’ summits coinciding with the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COPs), since its very inception almost 30 years ago. These are key moments for cross-party legislators to convene, share innovations and best practice, network and strategise on common agendas. Outcomes can include calls to action, regional action plans, task forces or campaigns.
Partner event at COP26: Ecocide law and fashioning the future
The production, consumption and disposal of apparel threatens environmental and social justice on a devastatingly large scale. Can the cultural concept of ‘fashion’ be transformed? And can this industry rise creatively to the challenge of an international crime of ecocide on the horizon? How could the law be welcomed as a guardrail and guidance system for net zero apparel?
Partner event at COP26: Ecocide Law & Financing the Future
Insurers, investors, CEOs and policy makers all know that profound changes are needed for humanity to move back within a safe operating space, but current structural conditions do not support such change. Ecocide law could provide the strategic parameter required to start shifting our economic practices from causing harm to creating harmony.
Partner event at COP26: Achieving sustainability: the role of corporations, strategic litigation and ecocide law
Business must transition to more climate-friendly practices. Civil litigation is already being used to make corporations and governments take action on climate. But could a new international crime of Ecocide address the problem at source? We examine how business is adapting and consider established and new legal approaches for guiding businesses as they transition to more sustainable behaviours.
A global panel of 12 top international lawyers commissioned by Stop Ecocide at the request of two Swedish parliamentarians from the governing parties propose the following amendment to the Rome Statute.
An expert panel of international lawyers has drafted a proposal for a legal definition of Ecocide – mass destruction of ecosystems – as a potential international crime alongside War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes of Aggression.
Webinar on ecocide law for business leaders. May 31, 8 am CET.
Responsible businesses across the world are currently struggling with legislation. More specifically – the lack of it. Adding Ecocide law to the Rome Statute will level the playing field for business, and at the same time make it possible to prosecute those responsible for serious environmental crimes.
Ecocide Law Alliance is a foundation with the purpose to work for the introduction of the crime of ecocide in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.