Arms Control and Non-proliferation

United Nations Mission Reports on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria (December 12, 2013)

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Steven Arrigg Koh

On December 12, 2013, the United Nations Mission to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic issued a

PS5+1 Sign a Joint Plan of Action With Iran To End Economic Sanctions in Exchange for a Freeze of Iran’s Nuclear Programs (November 24, 2013)

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Adom Malcolm Cooper

On November 24, 2013, Iran signed a Joint Plan of Action with six nations in Geneva’s Palace of Nations that brings a freez

UN Security Council Resolution 2125 on Piracy in Somalia (November 18, 2013)

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Adom Malcolm Cooper

On November 18, 2013, the United Nations Security Council, acting under Chapter VII, condemned all acts of piracy committed at sea off the coast of Somalia and called upon Somali authorities “to pa

The Use of Force Against a Nuclear Threat from Iran

Assuming efforts to achieve a negotiated resolution do not succeed, President Obama has made clear that the military option to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons remains on the table. Under what circumstance would the exercise of that option be consistent with domestic and international law? If the Security Council is blocked by Russia and China, what actions can the US or NATO take? Would authorization of the Congress be necessary? What about action by Israel?

Support for the Syrian Insurgency: What UN and International Norms Apply?

This course is the last installment of three programs in a series cosponsored by the American Society of International Law in partnership with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area’s International Law Committee to address the issue of the use of force. When is it permissible? What is the role of the UN and how can it be carried out?

Legality of Intervention in Syria in Response to Chemical Weapon Attacks

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The increasing conviction that the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria has used chemical weapons in an attack with many civilian casualties raises the question: what military response may the outside world legally take without the authority of the UN Security Council?

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Kenneth Anderson
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International Law Issues in the Department of Justice White Paper on Targeted Killing

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David Kaye
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The Law That Applies to Autonomous Weapon Systems

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Jeffrey S. Thurnher
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The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty: Temporarily Holstered

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Aaron Fellmeth
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September 11 Inspired Aviation Counter-Terrorism Convention and Protocol Adopted

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Damien van der Toorn
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