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Philippe Sands QC to co-chair expert drafting panel on the legal definition of ‘ecocide’

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Prof. Philippe Sands QC, Florence Iveson

Matrix’s Philippe Sands QC and international judge Justice Florence Mumba are to co-chair an expert drafting panel on the legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential new international crime that could draw on war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Launching with preparatory work this month, and set to draft the definition over the early months of 2021, the panel has been convened by the Stop Ecocide Foundation on the request of interested parliamentarians from governing parties in Sweden. Philippe will be assisted by Matrix’s Florence Iveson.