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 Strategy

The ultimate goal of the initiative is that ecocide will be recognised as a crime
around the world. This means that ecocide would be an international crime which can be enforced in an international court.

To that end, ecocide should be incorporated into the Rome Statute as an 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 committed with knowledge of the risks, applying to individuals and according to the principle of superior responsibility. 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.