Perspectives on the Application of the Rome Statute and the Work of the International Criminal Court
Tuesday Dec 12th, 2023 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern Time USA)
Click here for online participation (using the password 85tx7#k&)
For further information contact Shirleen Chin.
According to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) the Russian invasion of Ukraine has not only killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions, it has also caused widespread environmental damage creating a toxic legacy for generations to come. (See The toxic legacy of the Ukraine war, UNEP, March 2023).
At War-driven Environmental Damage in Ukraine, a side event of the 22nd Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, experts will discuss the scope of the war-driven damage to the environment in Ukraine and whether this should be assessed and prosecuted under the crimes listed in the Rome Statute.
Particular reference will be made to the potential use of Article 8(2)(b)(iv) of the Rome Statute, as Ukraine embarks on setting a ground-breaking legal precedent in the investigation of mass destruction of the environment during war (See Ukraine aims to set global standard of investigating ecocide as war crime).
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