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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?


We have an ecological crisis.
Humans are systemically destroying ecosystems in the world.
This is legal – and we must stop it.

When large-scale environmental destruction, ecocide, is made an international crime,  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.


End Ecocide Sweden raises the issue of ecocide law in the public discourse, maintain continuous dialogues with representatives for various political parties och within business. We cooperate closely with Stop Ecocide Foundation and have created the platforms Ecocide Law Alliance for business and Faith for Ecocide Law for faith communities.

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


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

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What is ecocide?

ECOCIDE means:
unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and either widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts. READ MORE…

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. Other government voices are joining them. When one of these countries makes a formal proposal of an amendment, then Sweden may support such a proposal.

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An interfaith call for ecocide law: invitation

An interfaith call for ecocide law: invitation

End Ecocide Sweden together with the working group on Climate and Sustainable Development of the Christian Council of Sweden, is inviting you to be a part of Faith for Ecocide Law, an international, interreligious coalition for Ecocide as an international crime within...

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Business for Ecocide as a crime: Ecocide Law Alliance

Business for Ecocide as a crime: Ecocide Law Alliance

Ecocide Law Alliance is an initiative to gather business leaders behind ecocide as an international crime. Ecocide law is a necessary step for a shift towards a circular, regenerative economy. We also believe that the support from companies is absolutely crucial in...

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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