ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ECOCIDE, THE ICC AND MULTILEVEL LITIGATION FOR A GLOBAL CRISIS
A Justice Info debate
THE HAGUE, DECEMBER 3, 2019 - 6:30 PM - GRAND CAFÉ UTOPIE
Calls for environmental justice are increasing. Along with rising concern has come a wave of lawsuits worldwide at all levels of jurisdiction to prosecute those responsible for environmental damage, targeting State and business responsibility in particular. The results so far are limited.
As a consequence, calls to introduce the crime of ecocide into the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will have unprecedented force at this year’s Assembly of States Parties to the ICC. And at all levels, new possibilities for litigation are being explored. The link between the climate crisis, deforestation, land grabbing and contemporary mass violence is becoming increasingly clear.
Justice Info, the only global media providing specialized coverage of international criminal justice to experts and local populations alike, is closely watching this new wave, which has mobilized indigenous people and city dwellers alike. This movement aims to address State and corporate accountability before national and regional courts, United Nations mechanisms and, possibly soon, international tribunals such as the ICC.
It is in this context and to coincide with the ASP 2019 that Justice Info warmly invites you to our debate at the Grand Café Utopie, on December 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
What steps still need to be taken for the Rome Statute to define and recognize this crime?
VALÉRIE CABANES, international lawyer End Ecocide on Earth
Worldwide efforts to address climate damages
MAUD SARLIÈVE, climate litigation expert and international lawyer
Urgenda (NL) and the need to make climate obligations concrete
PROF JAAP SPIER, former Advocate General in the Urgenda case and author of the Oslo Principles
PRESENTATION OF “12 VOICES ON GLOBAL JUSTICE”
A compilation by JusticeInfo.net of critical views on transitional justice
Moderator: BENJAMIN BIBAS, journalist specializing in environmental issues at JusticeInfo.net
Each participant will receive a copy of Justice Info's book: "12 VOICES ON GLOBAL JUSTICE"