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Amelia's Magazine reviews "Eradicating Ecocide, Laws and governance to prevent the destruction of our planet" the new book by Barrister and Human Rights Lawyer, Polly Higgins.
Written by Silent CityBook Jacket for Eradicating Ecocide,
What is Ecocide?
Has the formation of laws and legislation had unforeseen and possibly disastrous consequences?
Has the protection of the environment been abandoned by the law?
What can we do?
These are the questions Eradicating Ecocide, a new book by Polly Higgins sets out to answer.
Polly Higgins is a Barrister, a Human Right’s Lawyer and author of Eradicating Ecocide. On her blog The Lazy Environmentalist Higgins defines Ecocide as the “damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems, 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.”
Published in 2010 by read more