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Our core work is activating and developing global cross-sector support for an international crime of ecocide.

With over 10 years of collective experience and history in this work, we collaborate with diplomats, politicians, lawyers, corporate leaders, NGOs, indigenous and faith groups, influencers, academic experts, grassroots campaigns, individuals and a wide network of allied groups to this end.

The route we advocate is that of amending the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the only global mechanism which directly accesses the existing criminal justice systems of its 123 member states.  

Member states which ratify the crime can enforce it in their own countries, creating a uniform rule across jurisdictions. In this way Earth’s most precious ecosystems can be protected and allowed to recover.

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In November 2020, the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide was convened by our charitable arm, the Stop Ecocide Foundation on the request of interested parliamentarians from governing parties in Sweden. The panel’s groundbreaking work was announced in June 2021.
The full ‘Commentary and Core Text’ can be found here.


Interest in criminalising ecocide is already a matter of public record at parliamentary and/or government level in the following countries via motions, resolutions, parliamentary questions, petitions, white papers or full proposals of law:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Bolivia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Luxembourg, the Maldives, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, the UK and Vanuatu as well as at the European Parliament, the Nordic Council and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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Stop Ecocide International is the driving force behind the growing global movement to make ecocide an international crime.

The core work is supported and progressed by a large network of over 45 teams and associate groups globally.

There are now teams and associate groups in (alphabetically), Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Iran, Kenya, Korea, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, UK, US, Venezuela, Zambia.

There are over 50 thousand endorsing signatories across civil society and faith groups, over 21,000 subscribed members (Earth Protectors) and a growing number of endorsing businesses and organisations.

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