Seema Joshi, Why Ecocide should be an international crime, GLOBAL WITNESS (Feb. 4, 2022)
In this blog, Joshi argues that a new crime of ecocide is needed because the current legal framework makes it difficult to attribute responsibility to the ones causing or contributing to the destruction of the environment. Joshi also discusses the lack of legal standing of the environment. The author also asserts that the International Criminal Court could play an important role in accountability, deterring the crime, but also in sending a message against impunity towards environmental crimes. Lastly, Joshi points out that prosecuting ecocide could help the International Criminal Court to address the criticism that it only targets countries of the Global South as many perpetrators of ecocide are found in the Global North.