The scientific evidence clearly indicates that the present rates of greenhouse gas emission and ecosystem destruction will have catastrophic consequences for our environment. Together with the political, diplomatic and economic initiatives, international law has a role to play in the transformation of our relationship with the natural world. It is in this context that, in late 2020, the Stop Ecocide Foundation convened a panel of independent experts for the legal definition of ecocide. Three of these twelves lawyers, Philippe Sands (United Kingdom), Pablo Fajardo (Ecuador) and Rodrigo Lledó (Chile), will talk about the work involved in preparing a practical and effective rendering of the crime of ecocide, and how this, in June 2021, provided the basis for a consensus about a basic text offering a definition of ecocide as an international crime. The inclusion of ecocide in the Statute of Rome would add a new crime to the practice of international law. It may also contribute to a change of awareness, one that points in a new direction in terms of protecting the environment, one with a more collaborative and effective legal framework safeguarding our future together on the planet we share. They will talk to the British Ambassador in Peru, Kate Harrisson.
Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available
With the support of the British Council