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Ecocide

What is Ecocide?

What is Ecocide?

ECOCIDE is mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – severe harm to nature which is widespread or long-term.

ECOCIDE, committed repeatedly over decades, has created the climate and ecological emergency that we now face.

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Making Ecocide a Crime in International Law

Making Ecocide a Crime in International Law

Despite the existence of many international agreements – codes of conduct, UN Resolutions, Treaties, Conventions, Protocols etc – environmental harm is escalating. Not one of these international agreements prohibits ecocide.

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Making Ecocide a Crime in Australia

Making Ecocide a Crime in Australia

AELA is hosting an Australian working group made up of lawyers, academic researchers and law students, who are working to draft ecocide laws for jurisdictions in Australia.

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Ecocide Events

Ecocide Events

Watch recordings of AELA's past Ecocide webinars and online workshops, and keep up to date with upcoming Ecocide events.

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Ecocide News

Ecocide News

To stay up to date with Ecocide news, visit the Stop Ecocide international website.

Or explore the articles and podcasts below for details of past news.

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Get Involved– Become an Ecocide Advocate!

Get Involved– Become an Ecocide Advocate!

Find out how you can support the creation of an international law of ecocide, and support the work and advocacy or AELA and Ecocide Laws Australia.

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