European Law Institute Project

The prestigious European Law Institute has embarked on a project for the drafting of a model ecocide law in the EU context. The ELI’s work will evolve in relation to the international definition developed by the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide convened by the Stop Ecocide Foundation.

Several recent votes in the European Parliament have supported recognition of ecocide in principle, including encouraging the European Commission to examine its relevance to EU law and diplomacy.