Toward defining the concept of environmental crime on the basis of sustainability

Ali Mohamed Al-Damkhi, Ali Mohamed Khuraibet, Sabah Al-Suleiman, Faten Abdul Hameed Al-Attar

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Abstract

The destruction of natural resources is a recurring feature of warfare. Indeed, throughout recorded history, environmental destruction has been used as a deliberate military strategy, and wartime actions affecting the environment constitute some of the most serious discrete instances of humanity's impact on the world's ecosystems. In this commentary, we consider the environmental consequences of warfare, with particular attention to the recent ecological disasters in Kuwait and in the former Yugoslavia. Armed conflicts are still raging worldwide, creating both immediate human tragedy and long-term ecological consequences. The authors argue that legitimizing the concept of environmental crime is an important part of establishing accountability and of providing appropriate recompense for acts of war. We propose that the principle of sustainability, and the right to environmental justice are the most pertinent basis for defining environmental crime. On thi s basis, we offer a core de finition of the features of an environmental crime, and we call upon international leaders to assist in the establishment of legal frameworks that are adequate to address such crimes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransnational Environmental Crime
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages221-230
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315084589
ISBN (Print)9781409447856
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 2017

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environmental crime
sustainability
warfare
ecological consequences
Kuwait
Yugoslavia
natural resources
disaster
justice
Military
offense
leader
responsibility
history

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Al-Damkhi, A. M., Khuraibet, A. M., Al-Suleiman, S., & Al-Attar, F. A. H. (2017). Toward defining the concept of environmental crime on the basis of sustainability. In Transnational Environmental Crime (pp. 221-230). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315084589

Toward defining the concept of environmental crime on the basis of sustainability. / Al-Damkhi, Ali Mohamed; Khuraibet, Ali Mohamed; Al-Suleiman, Sabah; Al-Attar, Faten Abdul Hameed.

Transnational Environmental Crime. Taylor and Francis, 2017. p. 221-230.

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Al-Damkhi, AM, Khuraibet, AM, Al-Suleiman, S & Al-Attar, FAH 2017, Toward defining the concept of environmental crime on the basis of sustainability. in Transnational Environmental Crime. Taylor and Francis, pp. 221-230. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315084589
Al-Damkhi AM, Khuraibet AM, Al-Suleiman S, Al-Attar FAH. Toward defining the concept of environmental crime on the basis of sustainability. In Transnational Environmental Crime. Taylor and Francis. 2017. p. 221-230 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315084589
Al-Damkhi, Ali Mohamed ; Khuraibet, Ali Mohamed ; Al-Suleiman, Sabah ; Al-Attar, Faten Abdul Hameed. / Toward defining the concept of environmental crime on the basis of sustainability. Transnational Environmental Crime. Taylor and Francis, 2017. pp. 221-230
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