SOCIAL ECOLOGY AND THE CRIMES AGAINST PEACE AND SECURITY OF MANKIND.
Polly Higgins wishes to establish that Ecocide is one of the Crimes against the peace and security of mankind: crime of aggression; crime of genocide; crimes against humanity; war crimes.
Ecocide is a crime of aggression when it leads to the waging of aggressive acts against communities and territories. For example, recent reports have revealed that gangs of ‘drug barons’ have killed indigenous tribes, and destroyed rain forests in
so as to plant many acres of cannabis. Ecuador
Ecocide is a crime of genocide when agents of corporations; syndicates; governments; kill and maim members of indigenous tribes in the forests of
Peru, Ecuador, Indonesia,
Genocide results from the planned destruction of environments that support the
local communities. This ecocide leads to
the hunger and starvation of the communities. Malaysia
Ecocide is a crime against humanity when tribes are murdered; animals are exterminated; local peoples are tortured and enslaved to enable syndicates of drug barons, and corporations, to destroy the rain forests and to deport local communities.
Ecocide is a war crime when civilians are attacked so as to cause widespread damage to natural environments in the territory and to gravely prejudice the health and survival of the population.
Ecocide is a crime against the peace and security of mankind.
Research into the behaviour of agents of criminal syndicates; soldiers, militants carrying out acts of war in order to exploit the resources of territories, it is clear that they will kill, torture, destroy. Attack, plunder, pillage, all those who are deemed to be ‘in the way’.
For example, at the moment all these crimes are being committed in the Middle East; in the
Ukraine; in North Africa; and West Africa; in
the forests of Amazonia; as well as all those
territories where groups are intent on the illegal exploitation of forests; of
minerals; of oil and gas reserves; of animals.
In the future, SOCIAL ECOLOGY must focus on the discovery of the perpetrators of these crimes, and to promote the peace and security of mankind and protect the exercise of human rights; to protect and preserve the global environments, and reduce the impacts of climate change.
THE ECOCIDE PROJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS CONSORTIUM 2012
RAPHAEL LEMKIN 1944
INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMISSION
UNITED NATIONS REPORTS