Monsanto is responsible for ecocide?


From 14 to 16 October 2016 took place in the Hague a citizen Court judgment of Monsanto. Charges include: violation of human rights and crime "of"ecocide", representing a"significant threat"to the environment[1].
This informal tribunal received 30 witnesses and consisted of five international judges. The "verdict" will be rendered on December 10.
These citizen initiatives are intended to open your eyes to the general public on the risks that some firms pose to the environment and health. It is also the opportunity to return to a key for the future environmental concept: ecocide.


Ecocide has strong terminology, "refers to the killing and the genocide"[2]. It's the most serious crime in matters affecting voluntary environmental law.
However, despite its gravity ecocide is not sanctioned by an international text. If some countries as including the Viet Nam and the Russia have integrated it in their national penal code, no person or firm has been sanctioned as such[3].
Ecocide which can lead to the destruction of land by pollution, international trafficking in toxic waste, wrongful and massive natural resources exploitation[4]… fully deserves its place within our legal order.

Should not be all set by the law, it seems however that the implementation of binding measures in environmental matters is the one and the only way to preserve our Earth. An international legal framework for the recognition of the destruction of the Earth as a crime, has become a necessity to save our planet.

By dint of smallness nothing happens, only the time passes.



[1] Science and the future, "Monsanto accused of ecocide by an informal international tribunal", 10 14, 20[en ligne]16,

[2]  Laurent Neyret, Professor of private law at the University of Artois in Graziella Dode article, "ecocide: the hard recognition of environmental crime", [en ligne]2 April 2013

[3] Santacroce (l.), Crimes against the environment: the hard recognition of ecocide, http[en ligne]:// 8 January 2016

[4] Ditto