Human rights, the environment and conflict : addressing crimes against the environment
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SUR : international journal on human rights, Vol. 2, no. 2, 2005, p. 113-139
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This article argues that the deliberate destruction of the environment during wartime should, in appropriate circumstances, be regarded as a ‘Crime against the Environment’ and should attract international criminal responsibility. It examines the existing international rules that apply to the protection of the environment during armed conflict and explores whether, and to what extent, the International Criminal Court may have competence to deal with acts that significantly damage the environmental rights of targeted populations.