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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12747

24 June 2021
Contents Publication in full By article 23 / 27
NEWS BRIEFS / Environment
An international panel of twelve experts proposes a definition of ‘ecocide’
23/06/2021 (Agence Europe)

23/06/2021 (Agence Europe)At the request of the Stop Ecocide Foundation, a panel of twelve international experts published, on Tuesday 22 June, a definition of the term ‘ecocide’, proposing that it be included in the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court, to recognise ecocide as an international crime. According to this definition, ecocide refers to “unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe...

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