Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts: An Informal Discussion with ILC Special Rapporteur Dr. Marja Lehto

Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts: An Informal Discussion with ILC Special Rapporteur Dr. Marja Lehto

WCC 2009, Harvard Law School (map)

In this informal discussion, Special Rapporteur Dr. Marja Lehto will discuss the impetus for the International Law Commission’s work on the topic “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts,” outline its current status, highlight some of the key stakes, and raise issues for reflection and consideration. Image credit: UN Photo/John Isaac (“Burning oil-wells at Al Magwa with a destroyed Iraqi tank in the foreground. The Iraqi destruction has caused tremendous damage to the region’s environment.”) [image link].