Could Ecocide Become the Fifth Crime Against Peace in the Rome Statute?

In a recent article by the International Justice Tribune, Dr. Lyal Sunga comments on the possibility of a “new crime of ecocide” in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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“Why ecological harm should take precedence over more established crimes such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism or use of nuclear weapons..?”

Dr. Lyal S. Sunga, Head of the Rule of Law Program

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