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Defining ‘ecocide’: how and why should environmental destruction be criminalised?

In November 2020, the Stop Ecocide Foundation convened a panel of international lawyers to draft a legally enforceable definition of ‘ecocide’. Join us for a webinar discussing ecocide and why this should be criminalised.

Wednesday 17 February 2021
13:00 - 14:00
London

In November 2020, the Stop Ecocide Foundation convened a panel of international lawyers to draft a legally enforceable definition of ‘ecocide’. Co-chaired by barrister and academic Professor Philippe Sands QC and Senegalese jurist Dior Fall Sow, the project aims to have the destruction of ecosystems recognised as a crime of the greatest magnitude, alongside genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.   

With the drafting underway, and the definition due to be publicised in early 2021, our speakers will explore why there is an urgent need for this legal framework, the current status of ‘rights of nature’, and the history of the long and numerous campaigns to have ‘ecocide’ recognised as a crime.

Our speakers

  • Carol Day | Leigh Day (Chair)

  • Jojo Mehta | Co-Founder of Stop Ecocide

  • Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC | UKELA Wild Law Group Member and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Dundee

  • Esther Stanford-Xosei | Co-Vice Chair of PARCOE and Coordinator-General of Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide campaign

Profile
Carol Day
Planning Wildlife Environment

Carol Day

Carol founded the firm's environmental litigation service in 2013