Peter Sharp, Note, Prospects for Environmental Liability in the International Criminal Court, 18 VA. ENVTL. L.J. 217 (1999)

In this Note, Peter Sharp argues that “a meaningful vindication of [the Rome Statute’s] core crimes must include environmental dimensions”—by criminalizing “intentional acts of environmental degradation which cause the injury or death of either individuals or populations.” He does so by first discussing the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction, then demonstrating the expanding nexus between international human rights and environmental protection. Sharp next argues that the gravest environmental crimes are within the scope of core crimes defined in the Rome Statute, by crystallizing that they are “inherently inseverable.”