Legal restraints in the use of landmines : humanitarian and environmental crisis
Host item entries:
California Western international law journal, Vol. 25, no. 2, 1995, p. 311-355
Janet E. Lord
Also published in Karen Hulme (ed.), Law of the environment and armed conflict, 2017
This article first outlines the scope of the landmine problem in countries throughout the world and the impact of widespread and often indiscriminate landmine use of people and their environment. Country conditions in the Falkland-Malvinas Islands, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Croatia, and Mozambique provide the basis for an understanding of the multi-dimensional societal problems posed by landmine use. The second part of the article examines the legal framework which governs the use of landmines under international humanitarian law and the third concludes by evaluating the effectiveness of the current legal regime governing the use of landmines in armed conflict and advances proposals for future reform.