Peace through justice : international tribunals and accountability for wartime environmental damage
Anne-Cecile Vialle... [et al.]
Governance, natural resources and post-conflict peacebuilding
London : Earthscan, 2016
Bibliographie : p. 713-717. - Photocopies
This chapter discusses experiences in which judicial bodies have adjudicated environmental wrongs committed during armed conflict. The discussion is divided into two sections, the first dealing with civil and the second with criminal tribunals. Each section presents examples involving international tribunals first, followed by examples involving national courts. A discussion of the lessons from the tribunals follows each set of examples. Although the institutions discussed rely on international law for their authority, there is a dearth of legal precedent for applying such law in the adjudication of environmental wrongs committed during conflict. This chapter seeks to provide insight into how the use of tribunals to address wartime environmental wrongs can expand in the future.