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.



How should the environment be protected in situations of occupation?

The latest report by the International Law Commission in its ongoing study into the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts deals with environmental protection in situations of occupation. This blog looks at the new draft principles, their basis and argues that they should be strengthened.

Twitter: #PERAC

Write up of @alhaq_org's intervention at the #UNGA last week, it was great to have their insights on the #ILC's latest draft principles on occupation, and to collaborate on research ahead of the meeting: #intlaw #OPT #PERAC

It's been great working with @alhaq_org to prepare this new briefing paper on the #ILC's new draft principles on environmental protection in situations of occupation, now available to download here #PERAC #intlaw #UNGA

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