Bolsonaro’s mandate has seen a significant increase in Amazon deforestation. It is a “crime against humanity”, according to an NGO which has filed a complaint with the ICC.
Tuesday, October 12th, an NGO filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court. “Crimes against the humanity”Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilian President, was criticized for his involvement in Amazon deforestation.
The complaint made by AllRise NGO, which the ICC has not been required to investigate, is based in particular upon the rapidly expanding science behind « l’attribution »Climate change has consequences.
Studies show that deforestation has made the Brazilian Amazon a major carbon sink. It will be a net emitter in 2020. This means that the forest emits more CO2 than it absorbs. absorbed.
AllRise reports that the Brazilian president’s administration has caused the loss of about 4,000 km2 Amazon rainforest every year. The rate of deforestation has risen by 88% since his appointment.
He is also accused of being a cheat. “Systematically”They sought to weaken and get rid of laws, official bodies, and practices that were used as environmental protection activists.
All these actions “Are directly related to the negative effects of climate change across all the world.”The plaintiffs continue to rely on Friederike Oto, Principal Author of the IPCC’s latest assessment report on climate change, and Universiy College in London. “Red alert!”Antonio Guterres, UN head, has made a donation for humanity
Experts who investigated the matter estimated that deforestation by the Brazilian government will lead to more than 180,000 deaths globally by the end century.
“We want the cause and effect of massive deforestation occurring in Brazil on the global climate to be understood”Johannes Wesemann, the Austrian founder and CEO of AllRise, spoke to AFP. It’s just […] the definition of a crime against humanity: the intentional destruction of the environment and its defenders ”.
President Bolsonaro has been the subject of numerous complaints to the ICC. The ICC was already informed by Raoni Matuktire in January 2021 that he had requested an investigation into the case of President Bolsonaro. “Crimes against the humanity”Jair Bolsonaro was accused of “Persecute”Indigenous peoples are endangered by the destruction of their habitats and violations of their fundamental rights.
Brazil’s health workers requested an investigation by the ICC in July 2020. ” Crime against humanityBolsonaro is being criticized again for his handling the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ICC was established in 2002 to punish the most atrocious acts of violence in the world. It is located in The Hague (Netherlands) and does not have to respond to the many requests it receives from its prosecutor. He decides on cases that are submitted to the judges.
Lawyer Nigel Povoas said that the complaint also targets senior officials in Brazil’s administration. “We affirm they are complicits in aiding those on ground who commit murders persecutions and other inhumane actions because of the policy that they have set”.