Higgins is a barrister and environmental lawyer, and has proposed a United Nations law against ecocide, to be classed as a fifth crime against peace – along with genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression and war crimes.
She urges the UN to create a duty of care to protect the planet by enacting a law that could see individuals and companies involved in destructive industries facing trials in the International Criminal Court.
Higgins defines ecocide as ‘the extensive damage, destruction to or loss of ecosystems of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been severely diminished’.
- Monday 12th September
Crowther Lecture Theatre, JCU Cairns Smithfield Campus
5:30pm book signing
Refreshments served after.
- Admission is free, however please register online