Geneva April 3rd 2014: Protecting civilians means protecting the environment

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Geneva April 3rd 2014: Protecting civilians means protecting the environment

3rd April 2014 | Lunchtime side event during the CCW Protocol V GGE

Legal provisions for the protection of the environment during and after conflict are widely viewed as inadequate. Environmental damage infringes fundamental human rights, often for many years after conflicts, and poses challenges for effective peacebuilding. The lack of clear obligations to minimise, assess or remedy environmental pollution from military activities must be addressed in order to improve the protection of civilians and the environment they rely on. Could an approach informed by human rights law and environmental principles help strengthen environmental protection and safeguard public health during and after conflict?

Presentations:

Time for a new approach on conflict and the environment? An introduction to toxic remnants of war and the opportunities created when humanitarianism meets environmentalism . Doug Weir, TRW Project

TRW prevention and assessment. Toxics screening in munitions development and the need for comprehensive post-conflict environmental assessment. Dr Mohamed Ghalaieny, TRW Project

Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations, UNOG
Date: Thursday, 3rd April 2014
Time: 13:00 to 14:30

Organised by the Toxic Remnants of War Project.

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