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In September 2016, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published its Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritization. This Paper sets out the considerations which guide the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in the selection and prioritization of cases for investigation and prosecution. In assessing case selection criteria, the Office states that it will give particular consideration to Rome Statute crimes that are committed by means of, or that result in the destruction of the environment. Two issues arise out of this statement. First, there is no provision which protects the environment per se in times of peace within the anthropocentric system of the Rome Statute. Thus, existing provisions need to be applied creatively in order to establish causality between environmental harm and a Rome Statute crime. Second, the criminal actions set out in the Policy Paper often involve corporate actors. The modes of liability outlined within the Rome Statute would need to be analysed in order to identify the most effective avenues by which to prosecute business leaders. This book explores the prospects of and problems regarding the prosecution of business leaders for environmental destruction as a crime against humanity before the International Criminal Court. The author presents an extensive and thorough analysis of the Rome Statute and ICC jurisprudence in order to assess the suitability of the Court and its instruments to tackle climate change related issues.
keywordsAbhilfemaßnahmen International Criminal Law IStGH Menschenrechte Umweltverbrechen Unternehmensstrafbarkeit Unternehmensverantwortlichkeit Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit Völkerstrafrecht
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