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Corporate responsibility: Switzerland says no but the UN must say yes
The Swiss rejected legislation requiring multinationals to be responsible, at home and abroad, for environmental and human rights abuses related to their activities. As Maud…
Multinationals and human rights: do states understand the urgency of a treaty?
Compel multinationals to respect human rights: a draft international treaty, sponsored by the United Nations, has been under discussion for the last six years. The…
The best of Justice Info (2019-2020)
Justice Info is taking a summer break and will resume publishing on August 24. In the meantime, we bring you a selection of our best…
Climate change: How to make corporations responsible?
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SERIES (3/3) This week, the 25th Conference of Parties, or “COP25”, begins in Madrid. Until December 13th, the 196 State Parties to the…
Ecocide as an atrocity crime – an idea whose time is overdue
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SERIES (1/3) Ecocide, a Vietnam war ‘veteran’ concept used to describe the destruction caused by Agent Orange, is also the 5th missing element…
Justice Info’s ASP external event: Ecocide, the ICC and multilevel litigation for a global crisis
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICEEcocide, the ICC and multilevel litigation for a global crisis A Justice Info debate THE HAGUE, DECEMBER 3, 2019 – 6:30 PM – GRAND…
International criminal justice fails to meet the challenge of environmental crimes
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY SERIES (4/4) Should massive deforestation be considered a crime? The destruction of tropical forests carries with it not only the destruction of…
Polly Higgins, a major voice against environmental crime
Scottish activist Polly Higgins has been advocating for the recognition of the crime of ecocide for the past decade. She died suddenly on April 21…
Ecuador: toxic justice and tourism by Texaco waste pools
Between 2011 and 2018, the highest courts in Ecuador found the oil company Chevron-Texaco responsible for the massive pollution of the Lago Agrio region, destroying…
Can criminal courts help save the environment?
October 9 was a day of celebration for environmental activists. An appeals court in The Hague confirmed an order for the Dutch State to cut…