Ecocide: The Long-Proposed Environmental Crime

The ICC has the power to prosecute people (and not nations or organisations) for four types of crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression.There is a formulated legal definition of ecocide as a prospective 5th offence under the Rome StatuteEcocide: activities done with knowledge that those acts have a strong possibility of causing severe and either widespread or long-term environmental damage

Criminal Law And The Environment: What Are The Difficulties?

Within the strict interpretation of the law, “corporate environmental crimes are strictly speaking not a crime”. The 2008 Environmental Crime Directive states that there is no need to demonstrate the defendants' intention, negligence or fault concerning the harm caused.