Environmental Criminality


Combating environmental criminality and ecocide

Organized by: MEP Staes, MEP Rivasi, MEP Eickhout, MEP Durand, MEP Marcellesi

15.00 - 15.10

Opening by MEP Florent Marcellesi 

PANEL 1 - The rise of Environmental Crime. A growing Threat to Natural Resources, Peace, Development and Security

MODERATOR: MEP Michèle Rivasi 

15.10 - 16.10


  • Jo BLACKMAN, Senior Campaigner (Congo Basin Forests), Global Witness.
    “Environmental crime and the global trade in tropical timber”. 
  • Sebastian LOSADA, Oceans Policy Adviser at Greenpeace International.
    "The case of fishing: Greenpeace documentation of illegal fishing and human rights abuses" 
  • Miriam GARCÍA TORRES, Member of Ecologistas en Acción.
    “IBEX 35 enterprises at war against life. Spanish transnational corporations and socio-ecological conflicts in Latin America”. 
  • Bienvenu MATUMO, Member of the association Lucha.
    “The case of coltan and cobalt in DRC”.

16.10 - 16.30

Questions & answers

16.30 - 16.40

Coffee Break

PANEL 2 - Harnessing environmental justice to combat global environmental criminality. The way forward


16.40 - 17.40



  • Valérie CABANES, spokesperson for End Ecocide on Earth.
    “The European Citizen Initiative End Ecocide in Europe (EEE).”
  • Johanna ENGSTROM, Legal officer, Criminal Procedural Law, DG Justice, European Commission.
  • Christian NELLEMANN, Head of the Rapid Response Unit and Director of RHIPTO.

    “The Rise of Environmental Crime. A Growing Threat to Natural Resources, Peace, Development and Security”.
  • Françoise TULKENS, former judge of the European Court of Human Rights, former chair of the International Monsanto Tribunal.

    “Combatting environmental criminality: lessons to draw from the International Monsanto Tribunal Citizen Initiative.”

17.40 - 18.15

Questions & answers

18.15 - 18.30

Closing remarks

Contact person

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Date & Place

27.06.2018 | 15:00 - 27.06.2018 | 18:30
European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, room A1G3

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