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Can environmental damage be prosecuted as a crime under international law?

At last week’s IBA War and Justice Conference, ICC judge Howard Morrison said that international criminal law must develop to accommodate the changing nature of atrocities and the changing nature of conflict.  One example is to prosecute the perpetrators of massive environmental damage, including damage connected to business activity.  This is consistent with the ICC

Hardening law, blockchain and managing multi-faceted international legal risk – key themes at this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

This week, the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva brought together representatives of business, government and civil society for three days of open, frank and constructive dialogue.  Three messages came across loud and clear – businesses in all jurisdictions should take note: (1) The direction of travel is towards hard law and