On the 30th of September 2011 a mock Ecocide Trial was held in the UK Supreme Court. It took just 50 minutes for the jury to return with two unanimous guilty convictions of ecocide against the CEO’s of oil companies operating in the Athabasca Tar Sands.

What is Ecocide? The United Nations is considering a petition to make Ecocide the 5th Crime Against Peace to protect the Earth’s right to life by making it a crime under international law to destroy or seriously damage the Earth’s ecosystems.

Here is what  The Guardian, The Independent and the Financial Times have to say about it.

To read more about the trial,  please visit the Eradicating Ecocide website.