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Destructing the Environment in Order to Achieve Strategic Goals for ICC

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Destructing the Environment in Order to Achieve Strategic Goals for ICC Although environmental crimes have not yet reached prominence in

development of international criminal law, should deliberate

destruction of the environment in order to achieve strategic goals be

a future focus for the ICC?

In my research paper I wish to argue that environmental crimes should

have the same precedence as crimes against humanity. In my research

paper, the topics will be introduced and explained and then the use of

an example to aid in the illustration of these ideas and issues. The

example that I will be referring to is Iraq’s Ecological Disaster by

Saddam Hussein of the draining of the marshes beginning in 1992.

The research materials that I will be using as primary sources are

conventions, laws, treaties, the ICC, WTO, CITES and the United

Nations. As secondary sources, I will be using books, websites, data

bases and newspapers.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) became established under the

terms of the Rome Statute of 1998. As stated in the Rome Statute of

the International Criminal Court Part 2 (Jurisdiction, Admissibility

and Applicable Law) Section 5:

“The jurisdiction of the Court shall be limited to the most serious

crimes of concern to the international community as a whole. The Court

has jurisdiction in accordance with this Statute with respect to the

following crimes:

(a) The crime of genocide;

(b) Crimes against humanity;

(c) War crimes;

(d) The crime of aggression.[1]

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...imes in the International Criminal Court.

[4]The Interpol Website

http://www.interpol.int/Public/EnvironmentalCrime/Default.asp Last

modified on 18 Jul 2005

[5] San Fransico Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/04/07/MN293104.DTL&type=science

A dream of restoring Iraq's great marshes wetlands destroyed by

Hussein could thrive again

Glen Martin, Chronicle Environment Writer

Monday, April 7, 2003

[6] San Fransico Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/04/07/MN293104.DTL&type=science

A dream of restoring Iraq's great marshes wetlands destroyed by

Hussein could thrive again

Glen Martin, Chronicle Environment Writer

Monday, April 7, 2003

[7] The World Trade Organisation website

http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/envir_e/edis08_e.htm
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