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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Environment, Protection in Armed Conflict

Silja Vöneky, Rüdiger Wolfrum

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2019

Subject(s):
Precautionary principle — Armed conflict — Necessity — Weapons, nuclear — Conduct of hostilities — Weapons

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The concern for the protection of the environment has, in the last decades, resulted in the elaboration and adoption of numerous international agreements. Given the inevitably negative impact armed conflicts have upon the environment, it was just a matter of consequence that attempts were made to limit such impacts by elaborating rules particularly dealing with the conduct of hostilities. The most specific international agreement to this extent is the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques...
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