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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?
The dynamic nature of armed conflict complicates issues relating to civilian casualties, in particular with regards to the use of high explosives (HE) in urban areas.
Advance warnings issued to drivers of ISIL oil trucks may have been responding to the law of armed conflict and not merely a policy judgment.
This weekend the New York Times ran a lengthy piece about SEAL Team 6, with the dramatic subtitle “A Secret History of Quiet Killings and Blurred Lines: The unit best known for killing Osama bin Laden has been converted into a global manhunting machine with limited outside oversight.” With that framing, I anticipated the story might reveal operations involving the use of lethal force against groups or individuals not obviously within the sco