The International Criminal Court (ICC) was formed in 2002 to prosecute individuals for breaches of four crimes against peace. They are: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression.
Now a new movement is pushing to have ecocide listed as the 5th international crime against peace punishable by the ICC.
"Ecocide is the extensive destruction, damage to or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished.”
If the movement is successful, the corporations responsible for oil excavation in the Alberta tar sands, the systematic destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the creation of the North Pacific garbage island will finally be held accountable for their crimes against nature.
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