Richard J. Rogers

Richard J Rogers worked as a barrister in London, an attorney in San Francisco, and a senior UN lawyer at several UN war crimes tribunals. 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 Executive Director of Climate Counsel – a civil society organization that pursues environmental justice through international criminal law – and founder of Global Diligence, a law firm specializing in international crime and human rights. Richard was Deputy Co-Chair of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide and is on the advisory board of the Stop Ecocide Foundation. Since 2022, Richard has been advising the Ukrainian Prosecutor-General’s Office on prosecuting environmental war crimes. He is also on LinkedIn.

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