ARMED CONFLICT AND ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE
Author
Arvind Chand
Specifications
  • ISBN : 9788194435730
  • year : 2020
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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Description
Armed conflict and military activities have serious adverse impacts on the environment. Modern weaponry, troop movements, landmines, hazardous military waste, and the destruction of forests for military use are a few sources of harm to the environment both during armed conflict and peacetime military activities. Ecological assaults in combat areas are often kept a secret by the government, resulting in even greater humanitarian and environmental harm. Environmental degradation is increasingly being recognized as one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century and its effects are being felt worldwide. Both domestic and international legislations have been inadequate in mitigating the impact of military activities. This book provides details of the environmental destruction wreaked during international armed conflicts and argues that the existing legal regime for the protection of the environment during armed conflict requires substantial modification