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Title: End Ecocide in Europe: A Citizens’ Initiative to give the Earth Rights
Current status: Withdrawn on 21/01/2013
Commission registration number: ECI(2012)000012
Date of registration: 01/10/2012
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: DE EN ET NL
Subject-matter: We invite the European Commission to adopt legislation to prohibit, prevent and pre-empt Ecocide, the extensive damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems.
Main objectives: 1. Criminalise Ecocide and ensure that natural and legal persons can be held responsible for committing Ecocide according to the principle of superior responsibility. 2. Prohibit and prevent any Ecocide on European territories or maritime territories falling under EU legislation, as well as acts outside the EU committed by EU registered legal persons or EU nationals. 3. Provide for a period of transition to facilitate a sustainable economy
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: EU Treaty Articles 83, 191, 194; Directives 2004/35/EC,2008/99/EC;Aarhus Convention;Copenhagen Accor
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Prisca Judith MERZ -
  • Substitute: Viktoria HELLER -
  • Other members: Alva SNIS SIGTRYGGSSON, Valerie CABANES, Tania Lúcia ROQUE, Kadri KALLE, Ramón MARTINEZ
Website: Other languages available: NL DE ET
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 02/08/2012

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Ms C Cormack 27/07/2012 2,291

Total amount of support and funding: €2,291
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