عنوان مقاله [English]
According to the preamble to the Statute of the International Criminal Court, international crimes are crimes that cause for concern the international community. Accordingly, four international crimes have been counted and specified in the statutes. This research, which is of analytical-descriptive type and with library-documentary method, seeks to provide a strategy for environmental protection.The environment is a common heritage of humanity, and almost all countries suffer as a result of the damage it suffers. Since the Rio 1992 Convention, which linked sustainable development to the environment, the importance of paying attention to the environment has increased. Consideration should be given to recognizing environmental crimes as international crimes so that the International Criminal Court can have jurisdiction over them.this study seeks to answer the question that considering the principle of sustainable development and its necessities, how is it possible to criminalize environmental crimes in the category of international crimes? In other words, how is it possible to develop the concept of international crime into environmental crimes? And what is the relationship between sustainable development and the environment? Research findings indicate that according to several provisions of the Rome Statute of 1998, it is possible to develop the concept of international crime not only to environmental crime but also to other crimes, so in order to make it operational, research efforts must be paved and environmental protection Institutionalized.