A group of climate defense lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for his alleged attacks on the Amazon, which they say are crimes against humanity.
According to CNN “AllRise” filed a significant appeal in court in the Dutch city of The Hague on Tuesday. “He argues that the actions of Bolsonaro and his administration are an attack on the Amazon and its defenders that not only result in persecution, murder and inhuman suffering in the region, but also on the global population,” the group said in a statement.
The 286-page file stated that there were reasons for an urgent and complete investigation and follow-up of the IC ”.
In addition to arguing that crimes against humanity were committed against individuals who depend on and work to protect rainforests, the petition says Bolsonaro bears responsibility for future suffering that will occur as a result of his policies on Amazon.
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