Blog Entry

Gustavo Gómez: Need for an International Tribunal to Address Environmental Crimes

Jamie Kneen

National Program Co-Lead

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted in 1998 and can be viewed as a precedent, according to Argentine Federal Prosecutor Gustavo Gómez, for the establishment of an international environmental crimes court. He believes such a body is essential to ending the impunity that multi-national companies causing large-scale, long-term environmental damage enjoy. He explains how this dream could come true.