Scotland, April 20th 2019
Barrister Polly Higgins, a Scottish advocate and expert in ecocide have passed away .
She presented to the United Nations Law Commission a proposal for ecocide to be recognised as an international crime. Higgins is also the author of Eradicating Ecocide and creator of the first non-commercial trust fund for Earth Protectors. According to her profile on wikipedia.
The The GRLI announced her demise on twitter .
A sad day and big loss to our community ? @PollyHiggins, driver of the #ecocidelaw movement, passed on earlier today. Polly will be sorely missed but always remembered for her incredible work. Our condolences to her family and friends. #GlobalResponsibility #EarthProtectors pic.twitter.com/RrVEI2xJAL
— The GRLI (@TheGRLI) April 21, 2019
People are paying tributes to to honor the legacy of Higgins on social media.
Polly Higgins has left us. Inspirational friend, campaigner, lawyer
she dedicated her life to hold those committing ecocide to account. Fighting for those already impacted, & threatened. Globally. As well those to come. We must finish what she started. https://t.co/qmTVJ1pIIB
— Simon McBurney (@SimonMcBurney) April 21, 2019