Article 7(1)(k) of the Rome Statute includes “other inhumane acts of a similar character,” within the enumerated acts of Crimes Against Humanity. This Note examines whether certain acts of ecocide may be prosecuted by the ICC under this provision, proposes a definition for ecocide in a Crimes Against Humanity context, and analyzes whether Bolsonaro’s destruction of the Amazon as alleged by 2021 AllRise Complaint could be prosecuted in the ICC as a Crime Against Humanity.
Rome Statute, ecocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Amazon
Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law
Price, Amanda, ""Other Inhumane Acts of a Similar Character Intentionally Causing Great Suffering." Does Ecocide Fit Within the Bounds of Crimes Against Humanity?" (2023). Alumni Publications. 2.