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International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - 6 November, 2016 | Though mankind has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the unpublicized victim of war. Water wells have been polluted, crops torched, forests cut down, soils poisoned, and animals killed to gain military advantage...

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Militia members are preparing for an armed conflict resulting from “intense fallout” after Election Day

Militia members are preparing for an armed conflict resulting from “intense fallout” after Election Day -

In each case, officials said, the American military followed the proper procedures and did not violate laws of armed conflict.

#Media #Oligarchs #MegaBanks vs #Union #Occupy #BLM #Rojava PKK activities ‘armed conflict,’ not terrorism, rules Belgian court Criminal charges against persons alleged to have carried out activities with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) cannot be classified as terrorism as they fall within an armed conflict, a Belgian court ruled on Thursday. A Brussels criminal court made the judgement in the case of 36 people accused of membership in a…

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters.


Extracting Accountability from Non-State Actors in International Law :: <P>The human rights of communities in many resource-rich, weak governance States are adversely affected, not only by the acts of States and their agents, but also by powerful non-State actors. Contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, privatisation and the proliferation of internal armed conflict have all contributed to the increasing public influence of these entities and the correlative decline in State p...