Conflict Prevention and Mitigation / Post Conflict Reconstruction

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A Conversation with H.E. Mr. Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Z.J. Jennifer Lim

On April 9, the 2015 ASIL Annual Meeting concluded a successful day with a session about the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Chemical Weapons

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The End of the U.S. “War on Terror:” Exploring How this Conflict Might End and the Implications

Andrea Harrison

Aolain discussed the idea that the focus on end points tends to be a distraction, when the real focus should be on the complexities and changes during the conflict.  She was part

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The Role of International Law in Negotiating Peace

Veronica Glick

On Thursday afternoon, the ASIL Annual Meeting featured a screening of the documentary “The Agreement,” directed by Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Veronika Fi

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International Law and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Andrew Blandford

Professor William Schabas, an expert on the International Criminal Court (“ICC”), began the discussion by laying out the potential consequences of Palestine’s re

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Controlling Weapons of Mass Destruction

R. Carter Parét

In an intimate side room, this late addition panel discussed how the international community could control weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical, and biologica

Striking ISIL: Aspects of the Law on the Use of Force

On September 20, 2014, the government of Iraq informed the UN Security Council (SC) that it had requested the United States to lead international efforts to strike Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sites. The strikes would end the constant threat posed by ISIL to Iraq, protect Iraq’s citizens, and ultimately enable Iraq to regain control of its borders.[1] The U.S. asserted that this request extended to ISIL sites in Syria.[2]

Marc Weller

Reunification Agreement Signed in South Sudan (January 21, 2015)

Caitlin Behles

On January 21, 2015, delegates from three factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) signed an agreement laying out steps to reunite the opposing party factions.

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Renewing Sanctions against Central African Republic (January 22, 2015)

Monica Moyo

On January 22, 2015, acting under chapter VII of the UN Charter, the United Nations Security Council adopted a

War Crimes Division of Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina Confirms Genocide Indictment (January 8, 2015)

Amy Morello

On January 8, 2015, the war crimes division of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Court) confirmed genocide charges against Dragomir Vasic, Danilo Zoljić, and Radomir Pantić over the executio