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Socio-economic and environmental foundations for peace: What role for international law?

2 June 2021

In this online panel discussion, speakers explore how the environment, natural resources, food security, and the protection of economic, social, and cultural rights can be approached during and in the aftermath of armed conflicts to lay the foundations for sustainable peace and development. The moderated panel discussion is followed by a Q&A session.

2 June 2021, 15:00-16:15 BST

Contemporary armed conflicts have become protracted, complex and urbanised with far-reaching socio-economic and environmental consequences. In Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Yemen and other parts of the world, populations have been affected by war for years on end and in some instances for decades. Deterioration of basic services and livelihoods, displacement, increase of hunger, and degradation of the environment and natural resources are among the dire socio-economic and environmental consequences of such conflicts.


  • Carl Bruch (Environmental Law Institute)
  • Amanda Cahill-Ripley (University of Liverpool)
  • Brian Lander (World Food Programme)


  • Dr. Asli Ozcelik Olcay
  • Dr. Giedre Jokubauskaite

The event is part of the Endless Conflicts project and the webinar series of the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security.

Register for the event.


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