Law of the Environment and Armed Conflict selects the most important and influential research articles relating to the protection of the environment in armed conflict. The book plots the trajectory of research on this issue from early weapons impacts and the Vietnam War to possible future directions. Through the selection of articles, the reader is taken on a historic journey, unveiling the contemporary legal and political context, including the connection between international disarmament law and the law of armed conflict. The contributions discussing the example of the Iraq-Kuwait War – brings the reader into the modern discourse and it is skillfully complemented by contributions on the role of customary international law, gaps and possibilities in current law as well as responsibility for wartime environmental damage.
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