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Protecting the Environment during Armed Conflict

An Inventory and Analysis of International Law

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: June 2010
  • Page count: 84
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 10.III.D.8

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Despite the protection afforded by several important instruments of international law, the environment continues to be the silent victim of armed conflicts worldwide. With a view to identifying the gaps and weaknesses in the existing system, this report provides a comprehensive inventory and analysis of the provisions that protect the law during armed conflict. Four main bodies of international law are examined: international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international environmental law, and human rights law. The report culminates in twelve concrete recommendations that aim to provide a basis upon which Member States can seek to enforce international law on environmental protection in times of war.