This publication contains complex analysis of the state of environment under conditions of the armed conflict in the eastern Ukraine. It also describes international legal obligations of the states concerning environment protection during the armed conflict as well as peculiarities of bringing to responsibility for the ecological damage caused. Based on the open sources examination and results of UHHRU’s field monitoring, the state of affairs has been defined as well as major problematic issues in connection to environment protection in the eastern Ukraine have been highlighted.
The group of authors consists of Alla Blaga, Igor Zagorodnyuk, Timur Korotkyy, Oleg Martynenko, Marina Medvedyeva, Viktor Parkhomenko. General Editor is Arkadiy Bushchenko. Field monitoring mission was coordinated by Oleksiy Bida.
The publication in English may be found here.
The publication was prepared and issued in the frames of the following initiatives being implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union: “Human Rights First” Project funded by the Global Affairs Canada and Human Rights in Action Program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Opinions, conclusions and recommendations presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect views of the Global Affairs Canada or the Government of Canada, as well as views of USAID or the United States Government. The contents are the responsibility of the authors and UHHRU.