Experts Told International Criminal Court to Criminalise Environmental Degradation

Lawyers, academics, and activists from around the world sent their expert opinions to the court highlighting crimes against the environment.

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Experts Told International Criminal Court to Criminalise Environmental Degradation

The Hague 26 March: The International Criminal Court (ICC) is being urged to investigate and punish those who harm the environment.

Lawyers, academics, and activists from around the world sent their expert opinions to the court highlighting crimes against the environment.

The proposals followed remarks by ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan, who said his office was developing a new policy to counter environmental crimes.

It will also include a statue of Roma, which operates all environmental treaties.

According to experts, under such a treaty, environmental damage during the war should be defined as war crimes because environmental damage is damage to human life.

Participation in consultations includes agreements such as the Roma statute, which was created in 2002, which includes provisions such as the provision of a clean human environment, and the criminalization of ecosystem damage.

The University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies the Oxford Sustainable Law Program and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy said in a joint statement, that harming the environment is a violation of basic human rights and should be declared genocide and war crimes.

Experts also said, politicians, corporate businessmen, military commanders, and mafia bosses are involved in deforestation and oil pollution. So these experts have suggested that the ICC should criminalize such activities and prescribe penalties for it.

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