Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

 

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Weaponization of the Land and Property Rights System in the Syrian Civil War: Facilitating Restitution

Weaponization of the Land and Property Rights System in the Syrian Civil War: Facilitating Restitution

Source: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 2016

Author(s): Jon D. Unruh

Countries: Syria

Topics: Governance, Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 17/07/2016

 

The Syrian civil war has seen the weaponization of its land and property rights system by the primary combatant groups in the country. The government is the most robust in its use of the tenure system to locate, target, destroy, confiscate, cleanse and gain revenue by way of the institutions...

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Third Report on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts

Third Report on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts

Source: United Nations International Law Commission, 2016

Author(s): Marie G. Jacobsson

Topics: Governance, Peace Agreements, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 14/07/2016

 

At its sixty-fifth session, in 2013, the International Law Commission decided to include the topic “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts” in its programme of work and appointed Marie G. Jacobsson as Special Rapporteur for the topic.

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Resources and Environmental Degradation as Sources of Conflict

Resources and Environmental Degradation as Sources of Conflict

Source: Pugwash Occasional Papers , 2001

Author(s): Anne H. Ehrlich, Peter Gleick, and Ken Conca

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

In today’s world, human pressures on environments and natural resources are rising as populations continue to expand. As resource bases on which people depend are deteriorating or being depleted, an increased potential for competition and conflict is created between nations or groups within societies. Among the resources that have become...

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The Evidence of Toxic and Radioactive Wastes Dumping in Somalia and Its Impact on the Enjoyment of Human Rights: A Case Study

The Evidence of Toxic and Radioactive Wastes Dumping in Somalia and Its Impact on the Enjoyment of Human Rights: A Case Study

Source: SomaCent Development Research Foundation , 2010

Author(s): Bashir Mohamed Hussein

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

Although many developing countries, especially African countries, have been victim of the adverse effects of highly toxic wastes (HTW) originated from the developed countries, the case of Somalia is particularly preoccupying. The country has been subjected to extensive illegal dumping operations of toxic and radioactive wastes since the 1980s. The...

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Maritime Corporate Terrorism and Its Consequences in the Western Indian Ocean: Illegal Fishing, Waste Dumping and Piracy in Twenty-First Century Somalia

Maritime Corporate Terrorism and Its Consequences in the Western Indian Ocean: Illegal Fishing, Waste Dumping and Piracy in Twenty-First Century Somalia

Source: Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 2012

Author(s): Awet T. Weldemichael

Countries: Somalia

Topics: Livelihoods, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

This paper identifies the root causes and general typology of the widespread phenomena of piracy off the coast of Somalia. It shows that piracy in this region started as a direct response to illegal fishing, with widespread claims of hazardous waste dumping offering added moral justification. It argues that the...

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Waste Management and Problems of Groundwater Pollution in Karst Environments in the Context of a Post-Conflict Scenario: The Case of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Waste Management and Problems of Groundwater Pollution in Karst Environments in the Context of a Post-Conflict Scenario: The Case of Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Source: Habitat International, 2009

Author(s): Fabiana Calo and Mario Parise

Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Topics: Basic Services, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 08/06/2016

 

The town of Mostar, in Bosnia Herzegovina, has been theatre of many tragic events during the wars in the Balkans, culminating with the destruction in November 1993 of the historical bridge over the Neretva River. Besides the problems related to destruction of the town, displacement of people, and the tensions...

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resource Conflict

Corporate Social Responsibility and Natural Resource Conflict

Source: Routledge, 2016

Author(s): Kylie McKenna

Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CAR, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Land, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 11/05/2016

 

This book examines the possibilities and limitations of corporate social responsibility in minimising the violent conflict often associated with natural resource exploitation. Through detailed and penetrating empirical analysis, the author skilfully asks why previous corporate social responsibility practices have not always achieved their aims. This theme is explored though an...

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Lebanon Environmental Assessment of the Syrian Conflict & Priority Interventions

Lebanon Environmental Assessment of the Syrian Conflict & Priority Interventions

Source: United Nations Development Program, 2014

Countries: Lebanon, Syria

Topics: Assessment, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/04/2016

 

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Lebanon has witnessed a massive influx of refugees. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on 31 May 2014, the total number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon was equivalent to 1,087,814 (including those which are registered and those...

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Environmental Degradation in Karst Areas of Cambodia: A Legacy of War?

Environmental Degradation in Karst Areas of Cambodia: A Legacy of War?

Source: Land Degradation & Development, 2010

Author(s): Kevin Kiernan

Countries: Cambodia

Topics: Land, Renewable Resources, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/04/2016

 

Karst areas in Kampot Province, southwest Cambodia, have suffered relatively recent soil erosion and partial infilling of caves by the eroded sediment. This soil loss is most pronounced in localities that have been a focus of human activity, such as along pedestrian and vehicular access routes and in areas subject...

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Explaining How Unexploded Ordnance Clearance Enhances Livelihoods in the Lao PDR

Explaining How Unexploded Ordnance Clearance Enhances Livelihoods in the Lao PDR

Source: Evaluation and Program Planning, 2015

Author(s): Jo Durham, Vong Nanhthavong, and Vanphanom Sychareun

Countries: Laos

Topics: Livelihoods, Peace and Security Operations, Weapons, Waste, and Pollution

Added: 09/04/2016

 

Following violent conflict, the continued presence of landmines and unexploded ordnance pose a barrier to rebuilding livelihoods. Mine action removes thes explosive remnants of conflict to enable communities to safely return contaminated land to productive use. There is limited understanding, however, of how, why, in what context and in what...

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