Environment and war : lessons from international cultural heritage law
War and the environment : new approaches to protecting the environment in relation to armed conflict
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2014
This study investigates what lessons, if any, can be drawn from the regime for the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflict for the design of a new regime relating to proetction of the environment with respect to armed conflict. Before doing so, it provides an account as to why the environment has so far been mostly neglected in IHL. In this respect ecofeminism provides a useful theoretical framework. By feminising the environment, ecofeminism provides a narrative of the environment's relative neglect in certain fields (including the regulatory field). This explanation is necessary if we are to understand how we have arrived at this point, and whether a broader change of attitude towards the environment is necessary not only to ensure a regime is ever put into place, but that it is also embraced by States and becomes effective.