An Intersectional Approach to Ecocide: Whose Worldviews and Whose Voices?

How does ecocide relate to other legal frameworks that are important to protecting our environment, such as human rights – including cultural rights, the rights of women and of Indigenous peoples – and the rights of nature?

Hosted by the Promise Institute’s Kate Mackintosh, the three authors in this episode consider these questions in the contexts of post-coup Myanmar and India’s sacred rivers, while foregrounding the importance of including the voices of those most affected in defining the crime.

Jonathan Liljeblad is a member of the Indigenous Pa’Oh peoples of Shan State, Myanmar, and Associate Professor at the Australian National University College of Law.

Gita Parihar works as an in-house legal consultant for NGOs and the UN on environmental and human rights matters. She is also interested in the connection between ecology and spirituality, as well as regenerative activism.

Camilla Taddei is a human rights advocate currently working as a consultant for the international non-governmental organization No Peace Without Justice. Her expertise and research interests are related to minorities and indigenous peoples, along with environmental protection and social justice through an intersectional perspective.

This podcast is one in a series of conversations with authors of the 15 short papers in our online symposium: The Crime of Ecocide – New Perspectives, which you can find on The site also hosts a regularly updated annotated bibliography, which lists and summarizes publications on ecocide, as well as information on proposed definitions and legal developments around the world.