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

This is Vanuatu's statement to the International Criminal Court's Assembly of States Parties this week. And this is where they formally propose that the crime of #ecocide be added to the Rome Statute #ASP18 #PERAC

The deliberate destruction of crops and agricultural infrastructure is not a relic of Medieval times, it's still with us, as the conflicts in #Syria and #Iraq demonstrate, e.g. @RPearshouse's report for @amnesty #IHL #intlaw #PERAC

49 states recently debated the law protecting the #environment in relation to armed conflicts at the #UNGA #SixthCommittee - a record number. You can now read our report and analysis of who said what here: #PERAC #intlaw

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