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Court Verdict in the Netherlands: Ruling Against Shell Opens Prospects for Impacted Communities

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Press release from ERA/FoE Nigeria. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed a Dutch appeals court ruling today (Friday December 18, 2015) which affirmed that Shell parent …

Todd Stern, why don’t you acknowledge the ecological debt?

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By Joan Martinez-Alier. In one of the last days of the COP21 in Paris in December 2015, where the pressure in the streets from the environmental justice movement was lacking, the …

Could ecocide become the fifth crime against peace in the Rome Statute?

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By Tjitske Lingsma.“The rainforest is our supermarket, our hospital, pharmacy, our school, and it is where we pray,” says Humberto Piaguaje, chief of Ecuador’s Secoya indigenous group, speaking at a …