Related Rule
Belarus
Practice Relating to Rule 45. Causing Serious Damage to the Natural Environment
Belarus’s Criminal Code (1999), in a part dealing with “crimes against the peace and the security of mankind and war crimes”, provides for the punishment of “ecocide”, namely “mass destruction of the fauna and flora, pollution of the atmosphere and water resources as well as any other act liable to cause an ecological disaster”. 
Belarus, Criminal Code, 1999, Article 131.
The Code also provides for the punishment of “wilfully causing widespread, long-term and serious damage to the natural environment”. 
Belarus, Criminal Code, 1999, Article 136(2).