We can want the government to promote the typification of ecocide as fifth international crime

United Can Spain wants Spain to promote the recognition of "ecocide" as an international crime through the modification of the Rome Statute to equate it for i

We can want the government to promote the typification of ecocide as fifth international crime

United Can Spain wants Spain to promote the recognition of "ecocide" as an international crime through the modification of the Rome Statute to equate it for its "gravity" to other crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, or of aggression

Los Purities have registered on Monday at the Congress of the Deputies a proposal not of law in which they urge the Executive -The that are part of the PSOE - to "study a policy of impetus to the modification of the Rome Statute as a way to include The recognition of ecocide as an international crime ".

In the same way, it is asked to "assess the realization of procedural and criminal criminal reforms with this objective in our domestic law", with the objective, in addition, to typify it as a crime in our legal system. The proposal reaches at a crucial moment, in which both united we can and more country battles by leading green political action.

As stated in the document, which the world has agreed, crimes against the environment have increased in recent years with high rates of impunity among their offenders, so it claims a shielding of laws against these actions.

"It is necessary a new technique for the construction of crimes against the environment that actually guarantee the protection of the protected subject and the punishment to whom it damages it, is in a painless or culposal way," claims the purple in their proposal not law, Signed by the deputy and leader of Green Alliance, Juan López de Uralde.

The figure of "Ecocide", which has already been introduced in the legal system of some countries, is defined as "any illicit or arbitrary act (culpous) perpetrated knowing that there is a substantial probability that it causes serious damage that are extensive and Durable to the environment, "explain from United we can.

As evidenced, various countries, such as Chile, Scotland, United Kingdom, Bangladesh or Canada, have already claimed at an international level the modification of the Rome Statute in order for the "Ecocide" becomes the Fifth International Crime and It is typilized as "serious".

"The crimes against the environment would have the same category as war crimes or crimes against human beings and can be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court of the Hague," emphasizes the written registered by United Can we.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 07:12

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