How 165 Words Could Make Mass Environmental Destruction An International Crime

How 165 Words Could Make Mass Environmental Destruction An International Crime

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The draft defines ecocide as "unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts."

A panel of lawyers from around the world proposes to make ecocide a crime that can be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court just like genocide and war crimes.

(Image credit: Charlie Riedel/AP)

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