This report reviews Canada’s state practice on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts, or PERAC. It uses draft legal principles developed by the UN’s International Law Commission as benchmarks against which to measure Canadian conduct before, during and after armed conflicts, and in occupation.
A brief introductory overview of the environmental dimensions of the conflict in South Sudan, with facts, figures and further reading.
Our major satellite analysis of the state of agricultural land in Yemen finds that 257,000 hectares of its most important agricultural areas have exhibited signs of degradation during the current conflict. This is an area equivalent to the total cropland in Jordan or Lebanon.
Agriculture in wadis Zabid and Rima in the Tihamah plain has been hard hit by Yemen’s conflict. Using open-source datasets, Eoghan Darbyshire takes a deep dive into the situation that has unfolded in this area, and analyses the complex relationship between the conflict and the deteriorating agricultural situation.
Statement on behalf of CEOBS, PAX and Zoï Environment Network arguing that states at the 2020 UNGA First Committee need to do more to articulate the environmental dimensions of the weapons and security issues on its agenda.
Harvard/CEOBS | Confronting conflict pollution – principles for assisting victims of toxic remnants of war
Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and CEOBS have adapted humanitarian disarmament’s norms of victim assistance to the context of toxic remnants of war, with 14 principles designed to establish a framework for assistance.
Joint position from CEOBS, the Environmental Law Institute, Norwegian People’s Aid, PAX, Zoï Environment Network and the Zoological Society of London that urges states to use UNEA-5 to help catalyse global efforts to address the link between armed conflicts and biodiversity loss.
Report: 2019’s UN General Assembly debate on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
Our round up and analysis of 2019’s UN General Assembly debate on proposals by the International law Commission to strengthen the laws protecting the environment in relation to armed conflicts.