Proof of ecocide: towards a forensic practice for the proposed international crime against the environment

Ahmed, Nabil (2018) Proof of ecocide: towards a forensic practice for the proposed international crime against the environment. Archaeological and Environmental Forensic Science, 1 (2). pp. 139-147. ISSN 2052-3386

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This article discusses developments in international environmental justice alongside contemporary environmental forensics techniques. The article begins by providing an introduction to ecocide, the proposed international crime to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the concept of the legal threshold of harm. It argues that forensic awareness has a role to play in developing new legal frameworks for the protection of the environment. It describes one particular approach to the practice of environmental investigations, using the example of remote sensing. From an international justice perspective, the concern of the present article is a discussion of how innovations in remote sensing technologies have allowed non court actors, civil society groups and nongovernmental organisations access to scientific evidence. It concludes by making recommending towards establishing forensic standards for admissible evidence of ecocide crime.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router ** History: epub 11-07-2018; issued 11-07-2018.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental forensics techniques; forensic practice; Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC); forensic standards; ecocide crime
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 340 Law
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: The CASS
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 10:32
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/4904

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