Perez Richard, Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon Under Jair Bolsonaro’s Reign: A Growing Ecological Disaster and How It May Be Reduced [University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, V.52-No.2] (May 14, 2021)

In this article, Perez discusses the environmental law of Brazil, President Bolsonaro’s anti-environmental agenda, and its corresponding environmental impact in the Amazon. Perez recommends that the ICC be used as a path to prosecute President Bolsonaro for crimes against humanity and/or genocide due to effect of his policies on the environment and indigenous peoples’ rights. Furthermore, Perez argues that ecocide should be recognized as a crime against humanity and incorporated into the Rome Statute to save the Amazon