ICC turns attention on environmental crimes

The International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC), will now be prosecuting environmental crimes such as the illegal exploitation of natural resources, destruction of the environment and unlawful dispossession of land.

The move by ICC reflects the increasing global recognition of the severity of environmental crimes. It will also allow victims to seek justice through the international criminal justice system if their complaints are not heard in national courts.

This brings hope to the conservationists to rally for investigations on the government of Kenya and its developing partners on matters pertaining the construction of the SGR through NNP.

Read more (http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN11L2F9?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews)

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