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1 Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

2 Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

3 The Foundation has been established to protect the ecosystems threatened by increasingly transnational forms of pollution. Among the initiatives SEJF promotes, there are: The creation of the International criminal court for the Environment, which provides for the extension of the current competence of the International Criminal Court. The proposal is to consider the transnational intentional severe crime as crime against humanity; The establishment of a European Court against environmental crimes which task shall be to ensure that a criminal justice systems is in a position to deliver sanctions based on the principle of “the polluter pays“; Legal cases and proceeding, even with admission as plaintiff, in lawsuits relating to the protection of the environment; Promotion of institutional, social, political and productive action for a strengthening of the environmental protection; Further investigations and research, even at the academy level, on the protection of Commons Goods and the health of ecosystems (including their effects on human health). Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

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5 ACADÉMIE INTERNATIONALE DES SCIENCES DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (I.A.E.S.) Association sans but lucratif, présidée par le prix Nobel pour la paix, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, composée de magistrats, avocats, recteurs, professeurs, universitaires, médecins, scientifiques, intellectuelles, entrepreneurs et représentants d'associations environnementales de nombreux pays. BUT: Protection de la santé et de l’environnement; elle promeut cette protection contre la pollution globale et agressive de plus en plus dangereuse pour le planète en demandant la création d’une juridiction effective, avec des sanctions dissuasives et proportionnées à la gravité du crime environnemental. L' I.A.E.S. a promu deux grands projets de réforme de justice internationale, l’ E.E.C.C. (International Environmental Criminal Court) et l’ I.E.C.C. (European Environmental Criminal Court). De 2003 à 2014, le monde de la culture et institutionnel ont soutenu les projets. Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

6 Speaker: Alfredo Pena Vega Centre Edgar Morin Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

7 The International Court is in charge of judging crimes against nature and humanity in the name of the rights of future generations, and to: Scrutinize claims submitted as a result of severe damages to the environment. Issue a moral condemnation, after reviewing the case and conducting a popular consultation, while respecting the rights of the defenders of the people concerned. Explain how such crimes should be avoided in the future Raise awareness among people for a more consciousness and better protection of the environment. Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

8 The European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

9 The European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment, represented by Jean-Philippe Rivaud The ENPE was created in June It stands as a platform for professionals who gather their knowledge and experience on the penalization of environmental crimes and damages. Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

10 SERPAJ Servicio Paz y Justicia Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

11 SERPAJ was created in 1974 by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1980 Nobel Peace Prize). It is a South American Human rights movement advocating for non-violence practices and implementing programmes for the promotion of human rights, the recognition of cultural diversity and the protection of vulnerable populations. SERPAJ ARGENTINA Servicio Paz y Justicia Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

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13 Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health  La contribution spécifique de la Fondation Dès la Déclaration Universelle des Droits des Peuples (1976), une recherche permanente pour le développement d’un droit international à mesure des nouveaux défis et besoins. Le Tribunal Permanent des Peuples (1979) comme expérimentation concrète, à travers ses 40 Sessions, et le développement systématique et rigoureux de méthodologies d’analyse et d’instruments innovants pour combler la distance entre l’impunité des droits fondamentaux violés et les règles applicables du droit international. La mise en évidence, et la proposition de voies pour le futur, des liaisons structurelles entre les droits humains et des peuples et les droits à un environnement à la mesure de la dignité et du respect de la vie individuelle et collective.

14 Informative Independent Observatory on Americas Speaker: Martin Enrico Iglesias journalist, President of Selvas.org Thursday, 30 January 2014 Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

15  The Independent Informative Observatory on the Americas was founded in 2001 as voluntary association in the service of social communication. It draws experience from three different and complementary elements: journalism, the third sector and international cooperation, University-based research.  Composed of dozens of Social Communicators spread between Europe and the American continent and directed by professional journalists, has gained in a decade a significant position in the field of information. It mainstreams sources of information to the media, direct contacts in the area, fixing services for editors and formulation of specific dossiers always free of charge.  The Observatory on the Americas has been accredited as the primary source and it has been part of the Media Center of World Social Forum in South America, Europe, Africa and the Amazon. It has reached over 3.5 million of single contacts on web page (2006) and has created several launches of exclusive news and alert in the field of Environmental and Social Human Rights.  With the support of the cultural mediation work done at the institutional level by Selvas.org it has been possible for Human rights defenders, representatives of indigenous communities to stand before The Commission of the European Parliament as well as the commissions of the Senate and the Chamber of deputies in Italy. Moreover, Selvas.org mediation has supported the appeals received from world leading associations of Human Rights.  It has collaborated to spread between European and Latin American communities of the Commissions of Truth and Justice in Peru and Paraguay, the Ecuadorian Proyecto Yasuní and Defenders of Human Rights of Haiti, Honduras, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Chile.  Selvas.org is an active component of the Scientific Committee of the International Academy of Environmental Sciences, IAES Informative Independent Observatory on Americas Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

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17 Citizens‘ Initiative, entirely volunteer-led Aim: introduce a new law in the EU to recognise Ecocide, the extensive damage and destruction of ecosystems, as a crime of strict liability for which decision-makers in politics and business, as well as corporations can be held accountable Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

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19 The FME-ILE gathers several members who held ministerial or political positions at the European and International scales and who work for the promotion of sustainable development and the recognition of an International public law of the Environment. Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

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21 GLOBE EU GLOBE EU is an ambitious cross- party group of Members of the European Parliament with an interest in being closely engaged in shaping EU policy developments in the fields of environment, sustainability and global warming. GLOBE EU acts as a chapter of GLOBE International, and seeks to facilitate structured discussions between MEPs, Commission officials, experts and policy stakeholders. Website: Thursday 30 th January 2014 – Charter of Brussels Joint call for the creation of European and International Criminal Courts of the Environment and Health

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