A review of legal measures in place to protect the environment during armed conflict. Leading experts in international environmental law and humanitarian issues examine the current legal protection for the environment during wartime. The report focuses on gaps and inadequacies that could form the basis of more stringent environmental protection during war. Published in 2010 in the International Review of the Red Cross.
Workshop – Exploring a legal framework for Toxic Remnants of War – click for more information and registration
THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED: A full report including copies of presentations made can be found at this link. BACKGROUND Growing awareness of the potential for military activities to damage the environment has triggered an ongoing discussion directed at increasing the protection of the environment during armed conflict. This has been informed by International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Environmental and Human Rights Law and domestic environmental norms. Civil society concern over the long-term health and environmental impact of toxic or hazardous substances released during military activities has now led to the […]
An inventory and analysis of international law. United Nations Environment Programme This report by the United Nations Environment Programme is a comprehensive overview of environmental protection during armed conflict provided in different bodies of international law. In turn it examines international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international environmental law and human rights law and draws conclusions and recommendations for the improvement of environmental protection during armed conflict.
A report examining user transparency, the capacity of states to manage depleted uranium contamination and the constraints on the development of heath studies, seen through the experiences of Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo. Includes a chapter on Serbia’s clearance of contaminated sites. Source: ICBUW