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Environmental Protection and Transitions from Conflict to Peace: Clarifying Norms, Principles, and Practices

Carsten Stahn, Jens Iverson, and Jennifer S. Easterday


This book is the first targeted work in the legal literature that investigates environmental challenges in the aftermath of conflict. The volume brings together academics, policy-makers, and practitioners from different disciplines to clarify policies and practices of environmental protection and key legal considerations related to normative frameworks (e.g. international environmental law, international humanitarian law, transitional justice, and human rights), the treatment of substantive principles (e.g. proportionality under jus in bello and jus post bellum, environmental integrity), ‘shar ... More

Keywords: jus post bellum, environmental protection, human rights, environmental law, non-state actors, peacebuilding, transitional justice, IHL

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198784630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carsten Stahn, editor
Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at Leiden University and Program Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (The Hague).

Jens Iverson, editor
Professor of Law at Leiden University

Jennifer S. Easterday, editor
Executive Director of JustPeace Labs.

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Carsten Stahn*, Jens Iverson**, and Jennifer S. Easterday***

Part I Foundations

2 Defining the Environment

Cymie R. Payne*

Part II Legal Norms and Frameworks

8 Environmental Implications of Disarmament

Ayṣe-Martina BöhringerandThilo Marauhn*

10 Eco-Struggles

Matthew Gillett*

Part III Tensions and Dilemmas

12 Conflict, Cash, and Controversy

Jennifer S. EasterdayandHana Ivanhoe*

Part IV Remedying and Preventing Damage and Harm

16 Post-Conflict Mine Action

Ursign HofmannandPascal Rapillard*

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