Instead of myopically pursuing an unlikely treaty ban, the international community should explore alternative approaches to addressing the regulatory challenges posed by autonomous weapon systems.
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Under what conditions may a state lawfully intervene—or otherwise act—in relation to armed conflict in Syria?
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Those proposing an erosion of the U.N. Charter system in response to the Syrian airstrikes need to consider carefully whether the international legal system is strong enough to make nuanced use-of-force distinctions.
The Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown Law has recently published a book detailing the legal implications of “Brexit,” or the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU.
Many norms of international law, especially international human rights law, are widely violated. The international legal system as a whole may suffer as result.
Is the Administration publicly acknowledging that the law has its limits and that other factors outweighed the constraints of international law in this instance?
For the Chinese government, no principle of international law is more sacrosanct than non-interference in the domestic affairs of other states. So why hasn't it yet condemned the U.S. missile strike on Syria?
The Syria intervention is difficult to defend as consistent with international law. The United States has instead begun to make the case that the intervention bears moral legitimacy, using the same kinds of factor-based arguments we saw NATO member states use in Kosovo to defend the legitimacy of their intervention there.
What legal authority for the use of force will President Trump assert for the missile attack against Syrian forces under domestic and international law?