Promoting Eco-crime as a grand crime from the Perspective of Money Laundering

Lisanawati, Go and Arowosaiye, Yusuf Ibrahim (2023) Promoting Eco-crime as a grand crime from the Perspective of Money Laundering. In: GSDEC Symposium on Financial Crime titled: Financial Crime Across Disciplines: Perspectives from the Global South, 18-19 October 2023, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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One of the significant issues in the economic world is Eco-crime (in this study, in conjunction with the broad terms of Ecocide). The problem of green, blue, and brown crime also manifests into eco-crime. Though there is no international definition of Ecocide yet, the issue has been raised recently and has become a massive movement. The international is promoting Ecocide as the fifth crime under the Rome Statute, and the International Criminal Court will adjudicate. It is undeniable that the issue of environmental crime has developed massively. The consequences of economic development are an economic crime that follows. The Ecocide is dangering. It has a complex impact on the future lives of human beings. The process of Ecocide is sometimes not simple. Sometimes, the corrupt process of legislation causes Ecocide. One of the major problems in economic crime is Money Laundering. Money laundering needs the appearance of a predicate crime. Eco-crime and Ecocide in this context of Economic Crime can be more sophisticated than just environmental crimes, as acknowledged in several jurisdictions as predicate crime. The theoretical aim of this study is to examine whether Eco-crime, interalia Ecocide, can be considered a grand crime that can gain illegal money. In this matter, eco-crime can relate to money laundering. This article is a conceptual paper. The methodology in this study is a qualitative research method to gather in-depth insight into grand crime. It is collecting and analyzing text to understand concepts given by scholars, their opinions and experiences. The study shows that Eco-crime, in this context of Ecocide, should be put as a grand crime and treated more than a predicate crime. The study concludes that every national legislation must recognize eco-crime as one serious crime that may result in illegal proceeds of crime in money laundering. The limitation of this study is that it will not discuss the movement to promote Ecocide as the fifth crime under the Regime of Rome Statute. The study will only use Ecocide terms to operate in this research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eco-crime, Ecocide, Economic Crime, Grand Crime, Money Laundering
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Law
Depositing User: Go Lisanawati 2155
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 03:39
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2023 03:39

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