ecocide law

Make mass damage and destruction of Nature a crime

ecocide law

Make mass damage and destruction of Nature a crime

Why End Ecocide?

WHY WE NEED ECOCIDE LAW

We have an ecological crisis.
Humans are systemically destroying ecosystems in the world.
This is legal – and the global economic system is based on continued destruction.
We must stop this.

When large-scale environmental destruction, ecocide, is made an international crime, then we get a new framework for human activities within the boundaries of the laws of Nature.
This opens up new fields of possibility where everyone will have equal opportunities to be creative within the limits of natural condition.

WHAT WE DO

End Ecocide Sweden co-operate on an international level with various spokespersons, organizations and environmental law advocates.
Through conventional media and social media we raise issues of ecocide in the public discourse.
We maintain continuous dialogues with representatives for various political parties och within business.

Since the beginning of 2020 we create a new members’ organization in Sweden.
We need your voice.

GET ACTIVE – BECOME A MEMBER!

Feel free to support our work with a sum of your choice depending on how much you can and want to contribute; 200, 500 or 800 kr SEK/year.

Bank account: Ekobanken (9700) 1 005 004.
PLEASE NOTE! Enter your name in the message field at bank transfer. Email a brief noteto our Secretary (peder.karlsson at endecocide.se) that you have paid the membership fee. Thankyou!


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What is ecocide?

ECOCIDE is defined as:
the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished.

We want

  • Ecocide to become an international crime 

the extensive damage, destruction or loss of an ecosystem, ecocide, to become an international crime at the International Criminal Court as a part of the Rome Statute.

  • Sweden to assume initiative

Sweden is one of the members of the Rome Statute. Any of the member states may propose an amendment, that must be approved by at least two thirds of the member states to take effect.

  • Sweden to co-operate with other countries

Vanuatu and the Maldives are two countries that recently have brought to attention the possibility that the International Criminal Court may prosecute for ecocide. When one of these countries makes a formal proposal of an amendment, then Sweden may support such a proposal.

Latest news in English

BBC: Should killing nature be a crime?

BBC: Should killing nature be a crime?

From the Pope to Greta Thunberg, there are growing calls for the crime of “ecocide” to be recognised in international criminal law – but could such a law ever work? Read the full article on BBC Future by Sophie Yeo   Photo credit: Getty ImagesExcerpts from the...

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Partners

All over the world the advocacy for Ecocide Law is in progress, and the networks are global. We co-operate with:

End Ecocide on Earth, Eradicating Ecocide, Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, to mention a few