Eleanor Sharpston, From “Do Trees Have Rights?” to Wondering About Ecocide: Some Legal Reflections, Environmental Policy and Law 52(2) (May 5, 2022)

This article is the revised text of the 2020 Stockholm Environmental Law lecture. Its two parts discuss, respectively, some of the issues surrounding access to justice by NGOs in order to protect the environment and whether the time has come to add a fifth crime of ‘ecocide’ to the crimes against humanity that are criminalised under the Rome Statute.