In the Guardian UK, April 9:
British campaigner urges UN to accept ‘ecocide’ as international crime
Proposal to declare mass destruction of ecosystems a crime on a par with genocide launched by lawyer
by Juliette Jowit
Of course the big polluters won’t even pretend to comply with this, even if it does miraculously pass, because they can’t. Their system can’t run that way.
Still, it’s good to have standards. I especially like these two points:
“…Higgins is suggesting ecocide would include damage done to any species – not just humans. This, she says, would stop prosecutions being tied up in legal wrangling over whether humans were harmed, as many environmental cases currently are.”
“…prosecutions would be against individuals such as directors rather than the companies…”