Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict: Testing the Adequacy of International Law

On 7 November, the T.M.C. Asser Institute, in cooperation with the two other pillars of HILAC (the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict), the (Amsterdam Center for International Law of the) University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Red Cross, will organize a conference concerning the protection of the environment in armed conflict. Amongst other things, the conference intends to examine the extent to which the environment could be protected during armed conflict today by analyzing the existing legal framework of international humanitarian and international environmental law. Speakers include Prof. Michael Bothe (keynote speaker), Prof. Terry Gill, Dr. Karen Hulme, Tara Smith, Dr. Erik Koppe, Carl Bruch, Dr. Phoebe Okowa, Vikram Kolmannskog, Adam Koniuszewski, Natalie Barefoot and Wouter Veening. Registration information, route descriptions and a preliminary programe can be found here.

Location: T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague

Date: 7 November 2011