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Environment - How justice responds to the global environmental crisis

Environmental destruction is (already) a war crime, but is almost impossible to commit
An open letter from 24 scientists, published in the journal Nature in July 2019, calls for the elaboration of a fifth Geneva Convention to protect the environment during armed conflicts. But the destruction of the environment is already recognized as a war crime by the International Criminal Court and regulated by law. The problem is that the existing legal protections are inadequate, inconsistent, and that most military behaviour does not violate these laws.
by Shireen Daft, for The Conversation France
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