Gap Fill - Ecocide - Level 6


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There could be a new on the international books. Lawyers across the globe are drafting regulations to make ecocide a crime. Ecocide is the of the world's ecosystems. Lawyers want to make it a legally enforceable , much like crimes against humanity, war crimes and . The initiative is being led by a professor from University College London (UCL) and a former judge at the International Criminal Court. It has attracted from several European countries, France and Belgium. Island at risk from sea levels, such as Vanuatu and the Maldives, have voiced their support. A politician in the UK has called for ecocide to be incorporated into .

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