Law and policy

Since 2009, there has been renewed international interest in efforts to enhance the weak legal framework intended to protect the environment in relation to armed conflicts (PERAC). The topic is currently under consideration by the UN’s International Law Commission, it is being addressed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has also been the feature of resolutions at the UN Environment Assembly. Meanwhile, wider questions around environmental security are increasingly on the agenda of the UN Security Council.



Twitter: #PERAC

On the 13th Nov the National University of Singapore and @ICRC will be hosting a webinar on Armed Conflict and the Environment, speakers include ILC #PERAC SR Marja Lehto, the ICRC's @HObregonG and the ILC's @niluferoral more details and registration here:

In this week's #UNGA #SixthCommittee informal #PERAC SR Marja Lehto highlighted growing international attention on conflict and the environment, how the PERAC DPs relate to the ICRC's environmental guidelines and their dual applicability to IACs and NIACs

Informal interaction with members of the International Law Commission

Virtual dialogue between the special rapporteurs of the International Law Commission (ILC) and the Sixth Committee (organized by the Bureau of the Six...

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