Arms control treaties aimed at reducing the military impact on the environment
Law of the environment and armed conflict
Cheltenham ; Northampton : E. Elgar, 2017
First published in Essays in international law in honour of Judge Manfred Lachs, 1984.
The effects on the environment of the wars of past periods have sometimes been vast and lasting, but it is only since the mid-21st century that the effort to limit the effects of war have been extended from the humanitarian field to the environmental. This paper reviews the various treaty provisions, from 1959 to 1984, that protect the environment against various types of detrimental military actions.