Humanitarian Law and the Environment (M. N. Schmitt)

Author(s) Michael N. Schmitt Keywords war crime, environmental damage, environmental degradation, international humanitarian law, environmental consequences of warfare, International Criminal Court, military operations, environmental safeguarding, weapons, treaty law Excerpt “Introduction When the Rome Conference adopted the Statue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in July 1998, it included as a war crime the causation of […]

The Human Right to a Clean, Balanced and Protected Environment (J. Symonides)

Author Janusz Symonides Keywords Human Right to a Healthy Environment, International Law, Domestic Law, Education, Participation, Recourse and Sanctions, International Protection Excerpt Since the December 1968 General Assembly’s resolution in which for the first time the United Nations admitted the linkage between environmental protection and human rights and expressed concern that environmental changes could have […]

International Legal Protection for Victims of Environmental Abuse (M.L. Schwartz)

Author(s) Michelle Leighton Schwartz Keywords Human Rights, Right to life, Rights of indigenous peoples, procedural human rights, human right to a healthy environment, environmental refugees, desertification, flooding, international finance institutions, International Court of Justice, International Labour Organisation Excerpt Environmental disasters are increasing. They often result from human activities, such as the disposal of toxic chemicals, […]

The Abyei arbitration: a model procedure for intra-state dispute settlement in resource-rich conflict areas?

Author(s) Freya Baetens and Rumiana Yotova Keywords International law, Arbitral proceedings, Boundary disputes, International arbitration, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Sudan Abstract Considers why the parties in Re an Arbitration Before a Tribunal Constituted in Accordance with Article 5 of the Arbitration Agreement Between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement opted for […]

Report on UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (Editorial)

Keywords Human rights;Armed conflict; Israel ; Occupied Palestinian Territories Abstract Discusses the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict between December 27, 2009 and January 18, 2010 . Examines: (1) early issues such as the appointees to the Mission, the mandate, and the failure of efforts to obtain the cooperation of the Government […]