Ecocide

Cathy Fitzgerald published on her blog “An Arts and Ecology Notebook” an interesting long post about enforcing the legal notion of “ecocide”, and about the work of UK legal barrister (and performer of mock trials) Polly Higgins, who defines ecocide as follows:

“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.”

A motion to “end ecocide” was presented by Cathy Fitzgerald and unanimously adopted by the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland at the 2013 Green Party annual Convention in Galway on 13 April, 2013.

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