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Ten countries with "Laws against Ecocide"
Tajikistan 1998 ~ "Ecocide defined as “mass extermination of flora or fauna, poisoning the atmosphere or water resources, as well as other acts capable of causing an ecological catastrophe, constitutes a crime against the peace and security of mankind”.
Existing Ecocide Laws – Eradicating Ecocide
Ecocide is already recognised as a crime in ten countries. What is of note is that in most of the penal codes listed below, the crime of Ecocide is set down in code and listed as a “Crime Against Peace”, often alongside the named four international Crimes Against Peace; Crimes Against Humanity, Geno…