Polly Higgins Earth's Lawyer
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Polly Higgins, award-winning author of Eradicating Ecocide, barrister and international environmental lawyer, proposed to the United Nations in April 2010 a law of Ecocide to be classed as an international law alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes of Aggression and War Crimes as a 5th Crime Against Peace. Ecocide is defined as the mass "damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished." http://www.thisisecocide.com/
Polly arrives in Toronto midday Friday February17th. She wishes to meet with faith, environmental, youth, political, business, legal leaders and civil society to discuss how to make Earth law at the Earth Summit. The event Saturday, February 18th is free (donations welcome). She is also available for meetings, and flies to Vancouver the morning of February 20.