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Ecocide: Making Environmental Destruction a Criminal Offence

Environment  (tags: habitatdestruction, ecocide, environment, law, environmental law, UN, destruction, ecosystems, humans, protection, politics, world, conservation, habitat, pollution )

- 3278 days ago -
Lawyer Polly Higgins is spearheading a campaign to have 'ecocide' recognised by the UN as an international crime against peace. But how will this work in practice?


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Kerrie G (116)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 2:25 am
Noted, thanks.

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 4:14 am
Of course! It should be a crime in the law books; not just in the minds and hearts of the people.

Raquel P (14)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 8:36 am
É mesmo assim q Deveria Ser !

Mark H (44)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 9:08 am
At last! Can we bear to look at Appalachia and Mountaintop Removal Mining and the blood coal's blanket of longtime-identified toxins puffing the pile of Earth's life-suffocating blanket while it enjoys it's bought priveledge to ruin watersheds, weather systems,and wildlife and human habitat? Waiting for a corrective market response from the top 1% is really numbed and numbing response. Where do I sign?

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 9:50 am

Kiruthika Gp (5)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 9:56 am
I strongly support this. But what can common people do?

Amina T. (7)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 9:57 am

JustaHuman Here (53)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 11:12 am
Do this and all politicians go to jail.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 11:34 am
Noted. An idea long overdue!

Norm C (74)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 11:59 am
This would be an excellent idea. When humanity gets it.

As the author stated, it will be fought by just about every developed and developing country until the "ship hits the sand" to protect their corporate powerhouses and their narrow-minded plans for growth. Even when enacted govts. will fight to limit its enforceability as long as corporations are economic powerhouses.

Again, the necessaryy action on our part is to strip corporate personhood from the paper "persons" we call corporations. We must then bust the corps(es) up and rewrite trade law to control the predatory role of "hot money".

mr Crowley (23)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 12:31 pm
about time!

Patricia S (79)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 12:34 pm
noted. Best news I have heard today. I hope that corporations won't be able to buy their way out of it. They are the ones responsible for most of the world's destruction.

Sara T (3)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 12:34 pm
I'm with this Lawyer and her effort to have ecocide made a criminal action. Where can I sign so support the issue?

Lin Penrose (92)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 1:02 pm
Noted. Don't think it would be operable but the idea is wonderful. Thanks.

Sandra C (19)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 1:58 pm
letīs sign and provoke this action in the UN

Tierney G (381)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 2:04 pm
You mean it is not already? It should have been and I hope this goes through. I agree with Patricia best news all day!

Liliana D (125)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 2:21 pm
Noted. The idea is very good and maybe one day willl be operable, because I do think that the day when it will HAVE to be operable will come.

Karl Schmiedeskamp (1)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 4:00 pm
Long over due!! As eco-disasters become bigger, as they inevitably will, the need will become more urgent and obvious. I think it is only a matter of time before it becomes law. Let us hope.

Nora J (229)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 4:03 pm
Environmental destruction is a crime against ours and future generations and should be recognised and punished as such.

Josh Townsend (34)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 4:27 pm
Isn't there a vague law on the books already? I'm all for making it tighter though!

Melissah C (389)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 5:35 pm

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 5:54 pm
Not wishing to dampen anyone's spirits - will cheer when it actually happens.

Peter B (54)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 7:58 pm
thankyou Cal

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday July 29, 2010, 9:43 pm
yeah, good idea, prosecute the low-down corporations!

Parsifal S (96)
Friday July 30, 2010, 1:13 am
Sounds good at the Moment, Cal.
But corporations would forward their penalties.
Guess who pays?

Ruth R (246)
Wednesday November 4, 2015, 1:21 am
Finally found this! Thank You!
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