Vanessa Schwegler has a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. She furthermore has a Master of Science in International Crimes & Criminology and a Master of Arts in Conflict Studies & Human Rights. She wrote an article about the accountability of corporations and the widespread destruction of the natural environment, has done qualitative research in Yangon, Myanmar, and works hard on educating people about their impact on the environment.
According to the Rome Statute there are four core international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. However, there is another widespread crime which deserves the same amount of attention: the crime of ecocide. Ecocide in inextricably linked with corporate activity. This article looks into the widespread destruction of the natural environment, or ecocide, by corporations and researches if and how they can be held accountable under international law. It furthermore addresses if ecocide should be adopted as an International Crime.