22 February 2022 Online

Protecting the Environment through a Crime of Ecocide? Speech by Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos

Published 1 year, 1 month ago

The recent proposal by the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide (IEP) to create a core international crime of ecocide – as a further core crime of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – displays great confidence in the regulatory potential of criminal law. However, as will be demonstrated in this talk, the proposal suffers from serious shortcomings, lacks sufficient reasoning and the drafters offer practitioners little help with the intricate problems arising from their draft definition.