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The Significance of the International Monsanto Tribunal's Findings with Respect to the Nascent Crime of Ecocide

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MacCarrick, GF and Maogoto, J, The Significance of the International Monsanto Tribunal's Findings with Respect to the Nascent Crime of Ecocide, Texas Environmental Law Journal, 48, (2) pp. 217-238. (2018) [Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Monsanto is, in many respects, an exemplar of the wanton environmental destruction that form the substance and basis of human rights abuses, war crimes, and the hypothetical crime of Ecocide. The legal proceedings that underpinned the establishment of the IMT offer a platform to address large-scale environmental damage. By bringing Monsanto to account for its culpable activities, the IMT, through its authoritative opinion, made definitive pronouncements upon the positive international law obligations of multinational corporations. While a people's court cannot make binding decisions, its findings nevertheless support the efforts of communities across the world to seek justice by referencing the opinion and guidance of eminent jurists, and their prediction about the future direction of international law. The work of this Tribunal will contribute to the progressive development of international law by clarifying the content of the human rights responsibilities of companies and informing the debate on whether the international community should introduce an amendment to the Rome Statute to include the international crime of Ecocide

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:tribunal findings, ecocide, international law, crime
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Environmental crime
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:MacCarrick, GF (Dr Gwynn MacCarrick)
ID Code:147493
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-11-04
Last Modified:2021-11-08
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