Können strengere Gesetze die Welt retten? Eine globale Bewegung von Klimaschützerinnen und Klimaschützern meint: ja. Sie fordert, die vom Menschen begangene Zerstörung an Umwelt und Natur in den Kanon des Völkerstrafrechts aufzunehmen – und damit auf eine Ebene mit Genozid und Kriegsverbrechen zu stellen. An vorderster Front im Kampf um die Einstufung des Ökozids als Verbrechen steht Belgien. Eine Reportage.
The Essential Advocate, Philippe Sands Makes the Case for a New International Crime Called Ecocide
The British lawyer and author has held Nazis and presidents accountable for crossing the moral red line. Now, he argues, the time has come to pursue those who commit crimes against the environment.
Making ecocide an international crime is long overdue (November 18 2021)
Substantive international laws were formed in the wake of two world wars, but nothing similar has been born out of the continuing ecocidal war against the planet. Yet laws and legal action are the most effective way to deter wrongdoing and spark behavioural change.
COP26 Glasgow: International legislation against ecocide not in pact but could be on horizon (16 November 2021)
The UN climate change conference can be assessed as a success or a failure depending on if the glass is seen as half full or half empty. When it comes to legislation against ecocide, progress was largely under the radar.
OPED by Jojo Mehta in the COP26 Special Journal (page 24), 10/2021
Hosting COP26 requires Scotland and the UK to show global leadership, and it would be fitting to recognise in law the now authoritatively defined crime of ecocide.
COP26: Citizens call for international laws to punish crime of 'ecocide' (3rd November 2021)
The crime of ecocide should be enshrined in national and international laws and strictly enforced, according to a declaration handed over to world leaders at the COP26 climate summit.