In this episode of The Spark, we interview Jojo Mehta, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Stop Ecocide International about the background and purpose of the Stop Ecocide campaign, which was launched in 2017. We talk about what “ecocide” refers to and what it would mean if ecocide is recognised as the fifth crime at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Finally, we talk about the growing support for the Stop Ecocide campaign and what it means for the future of the environment with such a law.
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Jojo Mehta co-founded the Stop Ecocide campaign in 2017, alongside UK lawyer the late Polly Higgins, to support the establishment of ecocide as a crime at the International Criminal Court (ICC). She co-ordinates between the fast-growing international campaign (teams in 8 countries, websites in 7 languages) and the lawyers, advocates and parliamentarians engaged in the core work of progressing the crime. She is a graduate of Oxford and London universities and has a background in communications, entrepreneurship and on-the-ground environmental campaigning.
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