IISS Discussion Meeting: Accountability and the Environmental Legacy of Armed Conflict, July 3rd, London.

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IISS Discussion Meeting: Accountability and the Environmental Legacy of Armed Conflict, July 3rd, London.

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The provisions of international humanitarian law for the protection of the environment during conflict are notoriously lacking. However, peacetime environmental norms and standards, and developments at the interface between environmental and human-rights law provide opportunities for progress.

The Toxic Remnants of War Project (TRWP) analyses how greater scrutiny of the environmental and public-health legacy of conflict pollution could help improve the protection of the environment, and those civilians who depend on it, before, during and after conflict.

Discussion Meeting
Aneaka Kellay: Researcher, Toxic Remnants of War Project
Doug Weir: Founder and Project Manager, Toxic Remnants of War Project
Arundel House, London
Thursday 3 July 2014, 12:30-1:30pm

 


Aneaka Kellay is a Researcher for the TRWP. Her new report, ‘Pollution Politics: power accountability and toxic remnants of war’ highlights the gaps in international law that allow the generation of toxic remnants of war, and the consequences for environmental and civilian protection.

Doug Weir is a Founder and Project Manager of the TRWP and Coordinator of the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). He has worked on depleted uranium weapons since 2005 and has authored and edited a number of reports on the topic.

This meeting will be chaired by Dr Jeffrey Mazo, Consulting Senior Fellow for Environmental Security and Science Policy and Consulting Editor, Survival at the IISS. It will take place in the Council Room at at Arundel House, 13–15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX.

Please join us for tea/coffee from 12 noon.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Lucy O’Sullivan at events@iiss.org.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.

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