Workshop “Protection of the Environment in Times of Armed Conflict – ICEL – UC3M

It is with pleasure that we invite you to join in for the ICEL – UC3M

Workshop “Protection of the Environment in Times of Armed Conflict: Assessing implications of the UN International Law Commission’s Draft Principles and related issues”, to be held at the UC3M, as an hybrid event, on next Friday, 18 November. The workshop starts at 9.30 am and lasts until 17.30 (see details in attached programme).

This one-day workshop is jointly jointly organized by the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in collaboration with other institutions: the IUCN – World Commission of Environmental Law, the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, the Center of Studies of International Humanitarian Law of the Spanish Red Cross, and the Chaire Normandie pour la Paix.

It involves prominent speakers from Spain and abroad addressing a range of themes relating to the main principles on the protection of the environment in armed conflict, including the Special Rapporteur on the topic.

Panels address issues of the “ILC’s draft principles from inside”; “environment–peace–security nexus: feasible paths ahead”; “before, during and after armed conflict – some strategic issues” (part I and II); “incorporating international law on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflict”; “rapporteurship of the workshop’s conclusions”. The workshop also includes an online musical piece, “Music and Culture in Promoting the Implementation of Environmental Laws”.

All panels are followed by moderated discussions, where attendees are offered the opportunity to engage presenters on the themes addressed.

To attend online, you will be able to join the workshop and also to participate via chat through the Youtube channel by using these links on the day of the workshop:

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