Two weeks in review, 29 August – 11 September

Author: Tal Gross
Published: 11.09.2022
In his post, “Ecocide: an Ambiguous Crime?”, Jérôme de Hemptinne, discusses the possibilities of anchoring ecocide in existing International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law. De Hemptinne, focuses specifically, on the proposition made by the Stop Ecocide International Foundation to directly incorporate ecocide into the ICC Statute. He concludes that:  ‘If the consequence of such incorporation remains unclear (depending on whether the ICC Statute is considered to be jurisdictional or substantive in nature), it would undoubtedly contribute to a wider recognition of ecocide as a criminal offence at the international level and, through the complementarity mechanism, at the national level…