Are aerial fumigations in the context of the war in Colombia a violation of the rules of international humanitarian law ?
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Transnational law and contemporary problems, Vol. 19, no. 2, Spring 2010, p. 491-513
This Article examines the Colombian government’s aerial fumigations of coca crops and argues that they are violations of IHL. It initially looks at the legal framework in which IHL applies in Colombia, then at the impact of aerial fumigations on the health of the affected population, the environment, and the eradication of coca crops. Finally, it analyzes whether this spraying can be classified as a violation of IHL.