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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Law | Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) | Kai Ambos: Protecting the Environment through a Crime of Ecocide?

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

  • What IRI L&S Veranstaltung
  • When Feb 22, 2022 from 06:15 to 07:45
  • Where Online, Registration: lsi(at)
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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 holds the Chair for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Comparative Law, International Criminal Law and Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Georg August Universität Göttingen, Germany. He is Acting Director of the "Institute for Criminal Law and Justice", as well as the Director of the "Centro de Estudios de Derecho Penal y Procesal Penal Latinoamericano" (CEDPAL). He serves as a Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, The Hague, Netherlands and is Advisor (amicus curiae) of the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace.



This lecture is part of the lecture series Regulating Extremes: Climate Change.