Stop Ecocide International (SEI) was co-founded in 2017 by pioneering barrister Polly Higgins (1968-2019) and current Executive Director Jojo Mehta.
SEI is the driving force behind the growing global movement to make ecocide an international crime. Our core work is activating and developing global cross-sector support for this. We collaborate with diplomats, politicians, lawyers, corporate leaders, NGOs, indigenous and faith groups, influencers, academic experts, grassroots campaigns and individuals to this end.
Positioned at the meeting point of legal developments, political traction and public narrative, we are uniquely placed to support and amplify the global conversation.
Our core international team is located in many parts of the world and managed from the UK by Stop Ecocide International Ltd
Our charitable entity the Stop Ecocide Foundation was created in November 2019 in the Netherlands to support the growing movement and is the main fundraising and commissioning vehicle for our work. The Foundation was the commissioning body for the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide. It has ANBi status.
Our core work is activating and developing global cross-sector support for an international crime of ecocide.
With over 10 years of collective experience and history in this work, we collaborate with diplomats, politicians, lawyers, corporate leaders, NGOs, indigenous and faith groups, influencers, academic experts, grassroots campaigns, individuals and a wide network of allied groups to this end.
The route we advocate is that of amending the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the only global mechanism which directly accesses the existing criminal justice systems of its 123 member states.
Member states which ratify the crime must include it in their own domestic law, creating a uniform rule across jurisdictions. In this way Earth’s most precious ecosystems can be protected and allowed to recover.