Using location coordinates and other intelligence supplied by French special forces to hunt down high-value French targets, Iraqi artillery and ground troops have killed French nationals fighting for ISIS during the battle to drive the extremist group from Mosul, Iraq.
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A recent U.S. News article on “‘Areas of Active Hostilities’: Trump’s Troubling Increases to Obama’s Wars" correctly identifies what could be a very important policy problem, but confuses the issue by focusing on the legal dimension.
Emory University's Laurie Blank discusses the meaning of the right of a state to use force against terrorist groups and violent extremists, in a forthcoming article in the Israel Yearbook of Human Rights, now posted to SSRN, and in a short column in the Jurist
Joint Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: VanLandingham on Procedural Regulation of Detention
At this week's Hoover Book Soiree, Rosa Brooks joined Benjamin Wittes to talk about her new book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon.
Joint Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: Hakimi on Fair Trial Guarantees in Armed Conflict
[I am happy to report that Lawfare once again is partnering with InterCross and EJILTalk! to present posts stemming from a summer roundtable at Oxford concerning international law and armed conflict.
A review of Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflict and Human Rights, edited by Jens David Ohlin (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Rebecca Hamilton (WCL American University) proposes a way that international criminal law can address the (often key) role of the state in enabling individuals to commit international crimes - a new article in Yale Journal of International Law.
Should the U.S. Military Receive the Benefit of the Doubt When Investigating Itself for Alleged War Crimes?
The bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan has amplified a long-simmering discussion regarding the ability of the American military to objectively conduct internal investigations into war crimes and, where necessary, to hold individuals accountable.
News outlets are reporting that the U.S. Air Force is contracting out the operation of Reaper drones used in targeted killing. How does the Law of Armed Conflict account for these civilians directly participating in hostilities?