The coalition government in Belgium has pledged to recognise a crime of ecocide both internationally and in domestic legislation. Echoing French president Emmanuel Macron’s declaration in June 2020, the new government has pledged, concerning domestic law, that experts will be called to advise on the inclusion of ecocide in the new penal code. At the international level, the government has made a strong commitment to “research and take diplomatic initiatives aimed at halting the crime of ecocide, which is to say the conscious destruction ...


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