Environmental Crimes Could Warrant International Criminal Court Prosecutions | Inter Press Service
“According to the policy paper, the court will pay special attention to crimes committed in light of “the destruction of the environment, the illegal exploitation of natural resources or the illegal dispossession of land” in the selection of cases. The proposal does not increase the Hague-based court’s mandate, established by the Rome Statute in 1998 to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity.
As governments pay increasing attention to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), it should come as little surprise that international law would be one of the first areas to accommodate new policies and regulations that arise.
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