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The crime of ecocide through a human rights lens: a new tool for Just transition
In this webinar Kate Mackintosh, Executive Director of Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law, and Lisa Oldring, legal advisor to Stop Ecocide Canada, will argue that an international crime of ecocide that is informed by human rights law and practice in its application, holds the potential to enhance accountability for serious environmental harm and prevent further damage, protect human rights as well as deliver on climate justice.

The purpose of international criminal law is to contribute to ending impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of international concern, and in so doing, help to prevent such crimes from occurring. To date, however, there is no international crime prohibiting acts of mass destruction of the environment, in spite of the catastrophic consequences that such acts have on the natural systems on which human life depends. The addition of ecocide as the fifth crime under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court would help to fill this accountability gap.

Susanne Sweet, Associate Professor at Stockholm School of Economics, and Johan Hall, research officer at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation, will comment on the presentation from a corporate social resonsibility and workers’ rights perspective, respectively.

May 4, 2022 05:00 PM in Stockholm

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