Making Ecocide an International Crime

What is Ecocide?

What activities can fall under Ecocide?

What is the amendment proposal?

  1. A member country of the ICC (excluding India, China, and the US) will have to submit the proposed definition of Ecocide to the UN secretary-general.
  2. Voting will take place during the annual assembly. Only if the majority votes in favour of the proposal will the rest of the steps be carried out.
  3. When the law is in place, member countries must enforce it one year later. Under universal jurisdiction principles, any ratifying nation may also arrest a non-national on their soil for a crime committed elsewhere.

Will the amendment gather enough support?

The final word



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Bas Fransen, CEO EcoMatcher

Bas Fransen, CEO EcoMatcher


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