Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition

 972.992.8815

Humanitarian Plea: Environmental Destruction Tapped as War Crime

RTimages/Shutterstock.com

Twenty-four scientists from around the world published a letter entitled, “Stop Military Conflicts From Trashing Environment,” in the journal Nature, urging the United Nations International Law Commission to create protections for the environment in armed conflicts. It reads, “We call on governments to incorporate explicit safeguards for biodiversity, and to use the commission’s recommendations to finally deliver a Fifth Geneva Convention to uphold environmental protection during such confrontations.” The four existing Geneva Conventions and their three additional protocols are globally recognized treaties that establish standards under international humanitarian law for the treatment of wounded military personnel, shipwrecked sailors, prisoners of war and civilians during armed conflicts. Violating the treaties amounts to a war crime.
Upcoming Events Near You
Our Current Issue
Our Community Sponsors

Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio 

Listen to the latest episode by clicking above. 

Dallas College

Education That Works 


 

 
DART

24/7 Dallas Area Rapid Transit is here to provide your transportation needs. On the Go. In the Know.

North Texas Municipal Water District

Essential workers, keeping your water safe and accessible 24/7/365.

Dallas Designer Smiles

Dr. Jeff
 takes care of your dental needs and goals from start to finish.