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Who we are.

#EndEcocideBelgium is a citizens' initiative that brings together citizens, parents, NGOs, associations and other civil society actors around the criminalisation of ecocides and the recognition of the rights of nature. 

We believe penal law is that this is an efficient tool to stop the destruction of nature.

End Ecocide Belgium represents Stop Ecocide International and End Ecocide on Earth in Belgium.



In Belgium, this movement was born out of a conversation within Mères au Front between Patricia Willocq and Caroline Lesire abou tthe state of our planet and the future of our children.

It was founded by Patricia Willocq.

We work closely with Stop Ecocide International, founded in 2017 by Scottish lawyer Polly Higgins and environmental activist Jojo Mehta and End Ecocide on Earth founded by Valérie Cabanes.


Polly Higgins


Jojo Mehta


Valérie Cabanes

Our team:

We are a young citizens' movement born in June 2021. Our movement is supported by Olivier de Schutter,  Françoise Tulkens and David Van Reybrouck and is organized around a core group made up of citizens and jurists: Céline Charveriat, Siel Hoornaert, Caroline LesirePatricia WillocqOrian Boël, Tiffany CouneMae Lan Yan, Sandrine Hanon, Lino PaolettiBabs Verhoeve, Edwin Groenendijk and Chloé Mikolajczak.


However, our team is not yet complete and we are looking for experts and an operational team, FR/NL/EN translators, FR/NL/EN content creators, FR/NL/ENl digital media managers and IT tech support, to complete our team. We are all volunteers

But above all, we are looking for enthusiastic and committed people!

If this sounds like you, contact us!

The partners