I spent the last two days at a terrific conference in at Columbia Law School on asymmetric warfare and the laws of armed conflict, organized by Matthew Waxman and the great Stanford international relations scholar, Steve Krasner. The conference was interesting in bringing together top-flight international relations theorists and international law experts to discuss an issue both think about---but for whom the vocabularies and methodologies of inquiry are totally different.
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Findings, Conclusions and Areas of Dispute Between the SSCI Report, the Minority, and the CIA: Part Four
In this post, we proceed with Lawfare's ongoing, side-by-side comparison of the SSCI Study's key findings, and responses to them by both the SSCI Minority as well as the CIA.
By way of reminder, the SSCI's Study made twenty findings and conclusions about the CIA's detention and interrogation practices after 9/11---twelve of which the blog has summarized so far, along with any corresponding Minority and CIA remarks.
Marty Lederman and I have been engaged in a debate over the past few weeks, and last Monday he wrote a lengthy and thoughtful “Monday Reflection” over at Just Security concerning some of my arguments here at Lawfare and in my article, Folk International Law. I would like to use this post, my last in this exchange, to raise four of the bigger stakes that I think arise out of our discussion.
Marty Lederman has a thoughtful response over at Just Security to my post from yesterday.
Earlier this year, I published an article called "Folk International Law," in which I argued that there were many unappreciated and little understood costs to the convergence of LOAC and international human rights law.
Transatlantic Dialogue on Int'l Law and Armed Conflict: Verdirame on Theory, Human Rights, and Conflict
The newest installment in the Transatlantic Dialogue series is now posted at ICRC's Intercross blog. It is from Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, and it addresses the larger implications of IHRL's expansion into the armed conflict setting, including implications for matters of theory. A preview:
Transatlantic Dialogue on Int'l Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Battlefield Regulation and Crime
Continuing our coverage of the Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict, Lawfare is pleased to publish the discussion paper for the conference that Geoff Corn (South Texas) produced on the topic of how criminal responsibility relates to battlefield regulation.
Squaring the Circle: The Intersection of Battlefield Regulation and Criminal Responsibility
Transatlantic Dialogue on Int'l Law and Armed Conflict: Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne Responds to Sarah Cleveland
The newest installment in the Transatlantic Dialogue series (see here) has gone live at EJIL:Talk!. It is from Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne (U.
The newest installment in the Transatlantic Dialogue series (see here) has gone live at EJIL:Talk!. It is from Sarah Cleveland, and it explains the Project on Harmonizing Standards for Armed Conflict. A taste:
The next installment in the series of posts derived from this summer's Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict is now live at the ICRC's Intercross blog. It is from Ken Watkin, and it concerns the overlap of IHL and IHRL. A taste: