It's possible that to justify the bombing the U.S. relied on its controversial position that parties to armed conflict have the legal authority under international humanitarian law (IHL) to target objects that contribute to an opposing belligerent’s economy.
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A Critical Analysis of the Report of the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza Conflict
Pnina Sharvit Baruch analyzes the Report issued in 2015 by the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into the conduct of the 2014 Gaza conflict and finds its investigative methodologies, legal analyses of international humanitarian law, and specific conclusions underwhelming at best.
Can the acts of armed forces in the framework of an armed conflict governed by International Humanitarian Law constitute terrorist acts? According to a new judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the answer is yes, at least for the purposes of the EU counterterrorism sanctions regime.
A "brief" review of Marc Weller, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law (Oxford UP 2015).
Does Iran’s publication of the images of American sailors seized in the Persian Gulf and subsequently released implicate Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention?
What does Saudi Arabia's letter to the UN mean for organizations like Doctors Without Borders, as they contemplate humanitarian medical presence in conflicts such as Yemen?
If initial reports are confirmed, this month may go down as one of the gravest in recent memory for hospitals in war.
The Lawfare Podcast: A Band-Aid for a Bomber: Is Medical Assistance to Terrorists Protected Under IHL?
On this week’s Lawfare Podcast, Ben sits down with Professor Gabriella Blum, professor at Harvard Law School, and Dustin Lewis, a senior researcher at Harvard Law Schools’ Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, to discuss their new report written with Naz Modirzadeh entitled Medical Care in Armed Conflict: IHL and State Responses to Terrorism. The conversation takes a look at whether we should consider medical care a form of illegitimate support to terrorists.