Eradicating Ecocide

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Providing a comprehensive legal overview of the past 200 years, this enlightening account exposes the laws and inadequate voluntary global governance that have triggered an eco-colonization—or ecocide—of the planet. Examining laws from around the world that have been successfully developed to curtail the power of environmentally oppressing institutions, this record analyzes the impact of corporate dominance and argues that duty of care is owed to the public and the wider earth community. This investigation will interest policy makers, business leaders, activists, and lawyers alike.


Polly Higgins is an international environmental lawyer and an activist. She was voted one of the “World's Top-10 Visionary Thinkers” by the Ecologist Magazine.


"At this critical juncture in history it is vital that we set global standards of accountability for corporations. . . . Polly Higgins illustrates how this can be achieved in her invaluable new book."  —Bianca Jagger, founder and chair, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Advocate for Crimes Against Present and Future Generations

"The book in general is a thorough exposition of the litany of seemingly mindless pollution and destruction that no one can deny is happening."  —Real Reform

"ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the 2010 Book of the Year Awards list of finalists. Representing more than 350 publishers, the finalists were selected from 1400 entries in 56 categories. These books are examples of independent publishing at its finest!" —ForeWord Reviews (March 2011)

"Higgins believes that the 'law as it currently stands is not fit for purpose.' In short, Eradicating Ecocide is a call to arms, an appeal to the protection of the environment in the face of wanton and needless destruction." —Amelia's Magazine (March 2011)