Animals and the law of armed conflict

Roscini, M. (2017) Animals and the law of armed conflict. Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, 47. pp. 35-67. ISSN 0333-5925

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Abstract

The main purposes of this article are to assess whether the existing rules of the law of armed conflict provide adequate protection to animals and to highlight the fault lines in the law. The article distinguishes the general provisions of the law of armed conflict, i.e. those that were not adopted with specific regard to animals but the application of which might restrict the killing and injuring of animals, from the provisions that specifically provide protection to animals. The analysis essentially focuses on the killing and injuring of animals in the conduct of hostilities, and only incidentally refers to the exploitation of natural resources, pillage, and seizure of property in occupied territories, because that would be another whole essay.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: law of armed conflict, animals, international humanitarian law, targeting;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Law School
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 11:48
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/18498

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