The International Law Commission’s project to strengthen the law protecting the environment in relation to armed conflicts concludes in 2022. This report analyses the written comments of 24 states as we approach second reading of the principles, ahead of their adoption.
UN General Assembly First Committee statement on the Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts
16 NGOs urge states at the UN General Assembly to mainstream the environment in the work of its First Committee, and beyond.
A joint submission by Al Haq, Amnesty, CEOBS, Geneva Water Hub and Harvard University identifying opportunities to strengthen the ILC’s draft principles on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts before they are finalised in 2022.
Comments submitted to the government of Ireland’s March 2021 negotiations on a political declaration on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, which identifies opportunities for addressing their environmental impact.
A joint position paper arguing that states should use the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly to help promote the use of nature-based solutions before, during and after armed conflicts.
Report examining what steps states and private companies should take to reduce corporate environmental harm in areas affected by armed conflicts, exploring the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises, UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ILC’s PERAC principles.
Report seeking to understand why Russia opposes measures to more effectively integrate the environment into international policymaking on peace and security. To do so it explores how and why the concept of environmental security features in Russian domestic, security and foreign policies.
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.