9 September 2012
Ecocide the Missing Fifth Crime Against Peace
At this year's Green Party Conference in Bristol a session led by leading barrister and author Polly Higgins, looked at what Ecocide is and why Ecocide law is critical in achieving a sustainable future and the role the Green party of England and Wales can play in its implementation. On 8th September 2012 the Green Party of England and Wales passed the motion to have an international law of ecocide recoginised as an International Crime Against Peace.
"The Green Party of England and Wales gives its wholehearted support for an international law of Ecocide - a crime against nature, humanity and future generations – to be established and recognised as an International Crime Against Peace."
Polly Higgins said "I am absolutely thrilled that the Green Party are giving this motion their wholehearted support. Sitting at the heart of the party is the recognition that the interests of future generations must be central to all political decision making."