SouthViews No. 214, 26 February 2021
Increasing ecocides: On the need for a new global platform for redress
By Dr S Faizi
Dr S Faizi argues that the community of nations should criminalise ecocide and create a mechanism to prosecute the culprits. This should be done by establishing an Environmental Security Council as a democratic, independent multilateral body, and by no means by overburdening the International Criminal Court (ICC) with this new agenda when ICC itself is in dire need of strengthening to enforce its original mandate.
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This article was tagged: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ecocide, Environmental Security Council, India, International Criminal Court (ICC), Living Modified Organisms (LMOs), Rio Declaration, UN Security Council, United Nations (UN), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), United States (US)