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UN urged to accept ‘ecocide’ as international crime on par with genocide — ‘Could be used to prosecute climate deniers’
Posted By admin On April 11, 2010 @ 4:50 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
London Guardian 
April 11, 2010
A campaign to declare the mass destruction of ecosystems an international crime against peace – alongside genocide and crimes against humanity – is being launched in the UK.
The proposal for the United Nations  to accept “ecocide” as a fifth “crime against peace”, which could be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC), is the brainchild of British lawyer-turned-campaigner Polly Higgins.
The radical idea would have a profound effect on industries blamed for widespread damage to the environment like fossil fuels, mining, agriculture, chemicals and forestry.
Supporters of a new ecocide law  also believe it could be used to prosecute “climate deniers” who distort science and facts to discourage voters and politicians from taking action to tackle global warming and climate change.
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 London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/apr/09/ecocide-crime-genocide-un-environmental-damage
 United Nations: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/unitednations
 new ecocide law: http://www.thisisecocide.com/
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