Cases in the International Criminal Court (ICC)
The lawyer Miriam Clements presented a case in the International Criminal Court (ICC), and her case was accepted for formal review by the (ICC). Clements' argument was that that the expansion of coal mines and coal-seam-gas fracking in Australia was endangering the environment and people of the regions in which the activities were taking place. A key focus for Clements is demonstrating that the contamination of water, air and land by industry (eg. mining, manufacturing etc.) violates international treaties and statutes, and as such can be challenged in the ICC.