Ecocide als Internationaal Misdrijf? Perspectieven op Vervolging en Berechting in Nederland (Ecocide as an International Crime? Perspectives on Prosecution and Adjudication in the Netherlands)
Accepted Paper in Strafblad
Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2020-17
17 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2020 Last revised: 11 Oct 2021
Date Written: July 20, 2020
For a while now some have advocated for making grave environmental crimes international crimes, specifically by adding them to the crimes over which the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction.
At this moment it cannot be predicted if and how ecocide would ever become part of positive international criminal law. Therefore, this article is concerned with the question as to what extent current international criminal law, as codified in the Rome statute, makes it possible to prosecute ecocide and how the Netherlands could take account of this in its law enforcement practices.
Keywords: international criminal law, ecocide, international crimes, criminal law, core crimes, complementarity, environmental damage, prosecution, international criminal court
JEL Classification: K14, K33, K41, K42, K4, K32
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