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This index of the book War and the Environment presents a list of terms and concepts relevant to address the identification of lacunae in the existing International Humanitarian law (IHL) regime for the protection of the environment in times of armed conflict. The environment may generally be protected as a civilian object. Beyond this, the environment is also subject to its own special protections in Articles 35(3) and 55 of Protocol I which forbid the use of methods or means of warfare that are intended to or may be expected to cause widespread, long-term and severe damage to the environment.

Keywords: armed conflict; civilian object; International Humanitarian law (IHL) regime; lacunae



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