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Zaštita životne sredine u međunarodnom humanitarnom pravu
Environment Protection In International Humanitarian Law

Author(s): Zoran Radivojević, Nebojša Raičević
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: international humanitarian law; environment; direct pro­tection; indirect protection

Summary/Abstract: In international humanitarian law there are only a few rules which di­rectly protect the environment. These rules are contained in the Ad­ditional Protocol I of 1977, the ENMODConvention of 1976 and the Convention on Conventional Weapons, as well as in its Protocol III on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons. In addition, there are a number of rules within this branch of law which indirectly protect the environment during armed conflicts. The most important among them are the general principles of international humanitarian law (military necessity, proportionality and distinc­tion) which are applicable to all states due to their character of being customary law. Moreover, some treaty provisions provide for indirect environment protection, and they are contained in the Hague Regu­lations of 1907, the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 relative to the Protection of Civilians and the Additional Protocol I.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 123-143
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian