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The Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic, and Scientific Perspectives

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Edited by: Jay Austin, Bruchm Carl

ISBN13: 9780521780209
ISBN: 0521780209
Published: February 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £124.99
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Over the last three decades we have witnessed the environmental devastation caused by military conflict in the wake of the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Kosovo conflict. This book brings together leading international lawyers, military officers, scientists, and economists to examine the legal, political, economic, and scientific implications of wartime damage to the natural environment and public health. The book considers issues raised by the application of humanitarian norms and legal rules designed to protect the environment, and the destructive nature of war. Contributors offer an analysis and critique of the existing law of war framework, lessons from peacetime environmental law, means of scientific assessment and economic valuation of ecological and public health damage, and proposals for future legal and institutional developments. This book provides a contemporary forum for interdisciplinary analysis of armed conflict and the environment, and explores ways to prevent and redress wartime environmental damage.

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Environmental Law
Foreword by Klaus Toepfer; Introduction Jay E. Austin and Carl Bruch
Part I. General Principles: 1. Introduction Carl Bruch; 2. The environment in wartime: an overview Christopher Stone
Part II. The Legal Framework. Existing and Emerging Wartime Standards: 3. Introduction Carl Bruch; 4. The laws of war and environmental damage Adam Roberts; 5. War and the environment: fault lines in the prescriptive landscape Michael N. Schmitt; 6. The inadequacy of the existing legal approach to environmental protection in wartime Richard Falk; 7. United States Navy development of operational-environmental doctrine Captain John P. Quinn, Captain Richard T. Evans and Lt. Commander Michael J. Boock; 8. In furtherance of environmental guidelines for armed forces during peace and war Arthur H. Westing; Lessons from Other Legal Regimes: 9. Introduction Jay E. Austin; 10. Peacetime environmental law as a basis of state responsibility for environmental damage caused by war Silja Voneky; 11. Environmental damages under the Law of the Sea convention Thomas Mensah; 12. The place of the environment in international tribunals David Caron; 13. Civil liability for war-caused environmental damage: models from United States law Jeffrey G. Miller
Part III. Assessing the Impacts - Scientific Methods and Issues. Ecological and Natural Resource Impacts: 14. Introduction Jessica D. Jacoby; 15. Assessing long-term environmental consequences of war Asit K. Biswas; 16. The Gulf War impact on terrestrial environment of Kuwait: an overview Samira A. S. Omar, Ernest Briskey, Raafat Misak and Adel A. S. O. Asem; 17. War-related damages to the marine environment in the ROPME sea area Mahmood Y. Abdulraheem; 18. War and biodiversity: an assessment of impacts Jeffrey A. McNeely; Public Health Impacts: 19. Introduction Jessica D. Jacoby; 20. Tracking the four horsemen: the public health approach to the impact of war and war-induced environmental destruction in the twentieth century Jennifer Leaning; 21. Defoliants: the long-term health implications Alastair W. M. Hay; 22. The impact of military preparedness and militarism on health and the environment Victor W. Sidel; 23. War and infectious diseases: international law and the public health consequences of armed conflict David P. Fidler
Part IV. Valuing the Impacts - Economic Methods and Issues: 24. Introduction Eric Feldman; Ecological and Natural Resource Damages: 25. Restoration-based measures of compensation in natural resource liability statutes Carol A. Jones; Public Health Damages: 26. Valuing public health damages arising from war Mark Dickie and Shelby Gerking; 27. Valuing the health consequences of war W. Kip Viscusi
Part V. Prospects for the Future: 28. Introduction Jay E. Austin; 29. Protecting specially important areas during international armed conflict: a critique of the IUCN draft convention on the prohibition of hostile military activities in protected areas Richard Tarasofsky; 30. The chemical weapons convention: a verifi