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To: All Governments
Ecocide is a Crime against Peace and needs an additional International Law to Stop it.
Please support the next big evolution in human awareness of our place in nature by helping Ecocide to become the 5th crime that will be banned under the Rome Statute.
Table and support into law a 5th Crime to protect global peace.
Why is this important?
Our environment is unprotected from the misuse of its abundant assets.
Damaging it ultimately damages all living organisms of which Humans are just one.
Perils such as climate change, toxification of land, river systems and oceans, loss of tropical and temperate rain forests with all their dependent species and loss of polar and mountain glacial deposits are some of the well known consequences of Ecocide in action, unchallenged by an unaware populace in who's name the destruction is excused. This must stop and we all must say it.
The world already has produced 4 laws that protect peace that can be enforced in the International Criminal Court including the crime of Genocide.
An additional law, Ecocide would protect all species that enjoy an ecosystem from deliberate harm to the system.
This would disincentivise investments in corporations who damage our environment and would make CEO's of them liable to criminal charges if they break the law.
This legal process has already been proved to work in a mock trial in 2011 in London, UK.
Please will you also sign the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) which has a legal standing? www.endecocide.eu
How it will be delivered
Tricky to do to all world governments, even by email. Any Ideas?