The End Ecocide on Earth initiative
End Ecocide on Earth is an international grassroots citizens movement founded in 2012, created to carry out a European Citizens Initiative calling for the European Parliament to recognise the crime of Ecocide. The movement grew into a fully international campaign focused on the recognition and addition of Ecocide to the Rome Statute as the 5th Crime Against Peace alongside Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes of Aggression and Crimes against humanity. International volunteers working on this initiative come from all walks of life many with legal, scientific and managerial backgrounds.
We are a non-government organisation that relies solely on donations from individuals who share our concern for the Earth and its inhabitants.
The ultimate goal of the initiative is that ecocide will be recognised as a crime
around the world. This means not only national ecocide crimes in all states but
also the recognition that ecocide is an international crime which can be enforced
with an international court. To that end, ecocide should be incorporated into the
Rome Statute as international Crime against Peace under the jurisdiction of the
International Criminal Court. This can be achieved via an amendment of the Rome
Statute which the Head of any State party can propose. We advocate for ecocide
to be included as a crime without intent, applying to individuals (according to the
principle of superior responsibility) and corporations.
From the initial step of launching a European Citizen’s Initiative to the launch of the Charter of Brussels and the Alliance for International Justice of the Environment and Health, the story of End Ecocide has evolved and gained momentum.