Giving Nature a legal voice

“The Earth is in need of a good lawyer.”
This was the thought that began a campaign to have Ecocide* instated in international law as the missing 5th crime against peace. You can hear Polly Higgens explain why this law is essential. Not only will it rebalance the scales of justice and accord the living body of the Earth with the same sacred rights to life the law accords ourselves, it will also leverage practical support for creating real global peace.

If you sign just one petition make it this one.

*Ecocide is 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.