Green War: An Assessment of the Environmental Law of International Armed Conflict.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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The Gulf War highlighted the potential for destruction of the environment during armed conflict. In particular, the intentional dumping of millions of barrels of oil into the Persian Gulf in the immediate aftermath of the air war s commencement and the setting ablaze of over 500 oil wells as the war came to a close generated a flurry of activity within the international legal community. This study examines whether the current core sources of the environmental law of war customary international law, the Fourth Geneva Convention, Protocol I Additional to the Geneva Conventions and the Environmental Modification Convention are sufficiently comprehensive, enforceable and practical to adequately protect the environment during armed conflict. The study concludes with recommendations on the future course of the law.
- Government and Political Science
- Defense Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics