Protecting the planet: a proposal for a law of ecocide

  title={Protecting the planet: a proposal for a law of ecocide},
  author={Polly Higgins and D. Short and N. South},
  journal={Crime, Law and Social Change},
A wide range of actions imperil the planet and threaten the future of humanity and other species. This essay notes some examples of crimes and harms damaging to the environment and human and non-human species as well as various forms of response that have called for more effective and appropriate models of justice and law than currently prevail. This leads to a discussion of several suggestions regarding the development and expression of an earth jurisprudence and to the history of a proposal… Expand
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