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.

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Topic brief: Law and policy

A brief overview of international legal and policy initiatives relating to conflict and the environment, with timeline and further suggested reading.

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Twitter: #PERAC

New overview of the International Law Commission's work on the protection of the #environment in relation to armed conflicts - #PERAC - by its current special rapporteur Dr Marja Lehto of @Ulkoministerio https://t.co/AiL8qpOuOM #intlaw #IHL

This #WorldWildlifeDay we're glad to be supporting #biodiversity experts promoting an @IUCN Congress resolution on armed conflicts & biodiversity. They want to see the ILC's principles on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts operationalised #PERAC 1/5

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