In 2013, the International Law Commission decided to include the topic “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” in its program of work. Earlier this year, the Drafting Committee provisionally adopted 28 draft principles on first reading. In this informal discussion, Special Rapporteur Dr. Marja Lehto will discuss the impetus for this initiative, outline its current status, highlight some of the key stakes, and raise issues for reflection and consideration.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The event will be moderated by Dustin A. Lewis, Senior Researcher, Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict and the Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative of the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School.