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Petition Support making ECOCIDE an international crime

Mass damage and destruction of ecosystems (ECOCIDE), committed over decades and permitted by law, has led to global climate and ecological crisis. Treaties, agreements and civil lawsuits have all failed to prevent this. It is time to change the rules.

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Amending the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to include ECOCIDE as a CRIME - alongside genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – could provide a simple, effective deterrent for those in positions of responsibility, enforceable within existing criminal justice systems.

We call on our government to declare support for such an amendment, in the knowledge that many countries must stand together to put this law in place for the long-term protection of all life on Earth.

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