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Co-Executive Director

Richard J Rogers worked as a barrister in London, an attorney in San Francisco, and a senior United Nations lawyer at several UN war crimes tribunals – he was the Senior Legal Officer at the Appeals Chamber of the UN Tribunal for Yugoslavia, Principal Defender at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and Chief Legal System Monitor in Kosovo. Richard has particular expertise in the cross-section between international criminal law and mass environmental destruction, and testified to this issue before the US Congress. He is a founding partner of Global Diligence LLP, an international legal advisory firm specialising in international crime and human rights. Richard is on the advisory board of the Stop Ecocide Campaign and a Trustee of Sophia Point Rainforest Research Centre (Guyana). He has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, America and Europe. Richard was Deputy Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide, that released the proposed definition on 22 June 2021.

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