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Ecocide: The Forgotten 5th Crime Against Peace

Published on December 15, 2012 by in Home

  http://confessionsofagreenqueen.blogspot.ca   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 or will be severely diminished.” This is the amendment to the

 
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British campaigner urges UN to accept ‘ecocide’ as international crime

Published on December 9, 2012 by in Home

    Proposal to declare mass destruction of ecosystems a crime on a par with genocide launched by lawyer   Juliette Jowit Guardian.co.uk     A campaign to declare the mass destruction of ecosystems an international crime against peace – alongside genocide and crimes against humanity – is being launched in the UK. The proposal

 
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Ijnterview: Polly Higgins on Ecocide at Agora Budapest

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Home

  Written by Mathieu Soete Environmental Working Group at Agora Budapest     Interview with international environmental lawyer Polly Higgins Workshops at statutory events are all about innovative methods, topics, and techniques. Once in a while, their content is so politically and socially innovative, that they give participants a peek into the future. What will the

 
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Sacred Economics and Sacred Law: Polly Higgins and Charles Eisenstein

Published on December 2, 2012 by in Home

  Conscious Media YouTube  A discussion between two visionaries of the new world – both who share the belief that all life is sacred. Hear them speak intimately about their life paths and their visions for the future. This was an evening of stimulating dialogue to support humanity’s evolution.     Polly Higgins Eradicating Ecocide

 
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Control over seed means control over our lives, our food and our freedom.

Published on October 21, 2012 by in Home

 This official campaign is past but the issue remains an ongoing concern. Corporate colonialism is clearly out of hand. New legal tools have to be developed to contain corporations’  rapaciousness.    Polly Higgins speaks about seed freedom in support of Vandana Shiva’s two weeks of action for seed sovereignty Seed is the source of life

 
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Polly Higgins, founder of Eradicating Ecocide overall PEA champion and Campaigner of the Year

Published on October 20, 2012 by in Home

This year’s Overall People and the Environment Award Champion is Polly Higgins, a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth. Polly has proposed that Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace, to sit alongside genocide as an international crime throughout the world.   Polly Higgins – ‘Ecocide’ Winner of the Pea

 
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A public right to a healthy global atmosphere

Published on September 18, 2012 by in Home

  West Coast Environmental Law   A public right to a healthy atmosphere might allow lawsuits against large industrial and government emitters of greenhouse gases. Clearly the implications are huge – and yet there has been very little discussion of whether or not the public has such a right – until now. On Nov 20th

 
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Damage to environment is a crime against peace

Published on September 2, 2012 by in Home

When the Law of Ecocide proposal is first encountered, it resonates immediately with people  and is recognized as an idea whose time has come. Nevanji Madanhire The Standard  (Zimbabwe)   In the past week alone I have received very unsettling reports about veld fires that now seem to be the order of the day throughout

 
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Previously unseen UN documents say Ecocide was to be the 5th Crime Against Peace

Published on July 25, 2012 by in Home

by Polly Higgins EradicatingEcocide.com   Imagine my surprise when a journalist called me a year ago to ask for my comment on the news that a law of Ecocide had been considered an international crime over 15 years ago. All we had was one document that referred to 3 countries who had objected to it

 
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RIO+20+Ecocide Law = Hope

Published on June 26, 2012 by in Home

  eradicatingecocidetv Youtube In the wake of the disastrous climate negotiations at Rio+20, a rallying cry is growing for ecocide to be made the 5th international crime against peace! The world is beginning to see that the law of Ecocide can save us where politics has failed! PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THIS VIDEO and make

 
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Rio+20 & Beyond: Ecocide & the key to triggering the green economy

Published on June 22, 2012 by in Home

Polly Higgins Permaculture   Polly Higgins explains why Rio+20 needs to adopt the law of Ecocide internationally and why it can a powerful mechanism to transform our global economy and create a green revolution.   The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development takes place 20 – 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. It is

 
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Ecocide: A legal green high?

Published on June 15, 2012 by in Home

Richard Black BBC News   At the heart of its official negotiations, the Rio+20 summit is all about looking for political agreements that will improve the lot of society, particularly the poorest, and of nature. Politics isn’t necessarily the best course, nor politicians the best people to plot such a course, to judge by the

 
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The Earth’s advocate: Defending our environment

Published on June 13, 2012 by in Home

Simon Day The Independent   In 1992 the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro designed international legal protocol for the protection of the environment. Twenty years later, British barrister Polly Higgins believes those laws have failed. “Environmental law as it stands is clearly not fit for purpose,” she says. But her sweet Scottish brogue has

 
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Polly Higgins answers frequently asked questions about how a law on ecocide would work

Published on June 8, 2012 by in Home

Polly Higgins guardian.co.uk,   Human-made ecocide and naturally occurring ecocide. Human-made ecocide includes the loss of the Amazon, mining, the Athabasca tar sands in Canada and a nuclear war. Naturally occurring ecocide includes rising sea levels, tsunamis, floods and earthquakes. Human ecocides can be prevented, naturally occurring cannot. By creating a law of ecocide, business,

 
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Polly Higgins interview on Science Weekly

Published on May 28, 2012 by in Home

John Vidal The Guardian: Science Week podcast   …Finally, the Guardian’s environment editor John Vidal talks to barrister and campaigner Polly Higgins about her attempt to add the crime of ecocide to the four internationally accepted crimes against humanity. Polly, who will speak at the forthcoming How The Light Gets In festival at Hay-on-Wye, discusses

 
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