Drafting the Crime of Ecocide: Contours, Challenges, and Context

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 9 AM ET

Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5nNSCLgxTOGFreZ2oAxWkQ

The ABA International Criminal Law Committee is excited to host our last webinar of 2023 focusing on the crime of ecocide, still in its creation/drafting stages at the international level. Many governments around the world have introduced legislation to codify the crime of “ecocide” int their national jurisdictions. These steps are contributing to a growing chorus of voices who seek to codify the “fifth” international crime of ecocide. 

In 2021, a group of experts were commissioned by Stop Ecocide Foundation to draft a definition of the international crime of ecocide. The core text and commentary produced by the independent expert panel can be found here.

Two years later, our committee has convened a panel of diverse experts to answer questions about the ever-evolving subjects of ecocide and climate justice, the draft international crime of ecocide, case studies involving ecocide, and the challenges that lay ahead in moving the international community to adopt this next crime under the Rome Statute.

Moderator: Deniz Tamer

Expert Panelists

MrsFadjar Schouten-Korwa, Human Rights Lawyer

Lucas Yamat, Climate Change and Pastoralism Economist and Sustainability Researcher Fellow with the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Spain

Dr. Zoi Aliozi, Climate Justice expert and human rights consultant

Nelson Ologhadien, Lawyer and PHd at Energy, Environmental, Sustainability Law, and Policy at the University of Dundee, UK

Dr. Rachel Killean, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School

This webinar is free and open to all. Please register in advance here.

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