The Promise Institute Played a Large Role
If you attended our 2020 Symposium on Human Rights and the Climate Crisis, you may recall the closing panel which explored how international criminal law could protect the environment. (If you missed it, you can watch the video here.)
A little over one year and one pandemic later, a lot has happened. The symposium was followed by a working group at the Promise Institute, which then joined forces with an international expert panel to draft a new crime of ecocide. Executive Director Kate Mackintosh was deputy co-chair of that panel, which was steered by Philippe Sands QC and Dior Fall Sow and included nine other remarkable jurists from around the globe. After months of collaboration, they have made history.