Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Kai Ambos: Protecting the Environment through a Crime of Ecocide?

The recent proposal by the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide (IEP) to create a core international crime of ecocide – as a further core crime of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – displays great confidence in the regulatory potential of criminal law. However, as will be demonstrated in this talk, the proposal suffers from serious shortcomings, lacks sufficient reasoning and the drafters offer practitioners little help with the intricate problems arising from their draft definition.

 

Ambos_4300_4.jpgKai Ambos ist Professor für Straf- und Strafprozessrecht, Rechtsvergleichung, internationales Strafrecht und Völkerrecht und Leiter der Abteilung für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht, Institut für Kriminalwissenschaften, an der Georg August Universität, Göttingen. Er ist zudem Richter am Kosovo Sondertribunal und Berater (amicus curiae) der kolumbianischen Sondergerichtsbarkeit für den Frieden.