Use of Force, and International Humanitarian Law

Commission of Inquiry on Syria Releases Report Detailing International Law Violations (September 6, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On September 6, 2017, the Human Rights Council released a report of the Independent Inte

United Nations Conference Adopts Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (July 7, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On July 7, 2017, a conference of states at the United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Issues Report on Attacks in Mirza Olang Village (August 20, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 20, 2017, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released a special 

UN Security Council Passes Resolution Strengthening Sanctions Against North Korea (August 5, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 5, 2017, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2371, which strengthened the sanctions

The U.S. Airstrike After the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria: National Interest, Humanitarian Intervention, or Enforcement Against War Crimes?

The chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria, reported on April 4, 2017, produced 86 deaths and more than 300 injuries according to the initial reports.[1] The Fact-Finding Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was able to deploy in less than twenty-four hours, and later confirmed the incident,[2] even though Syria “categorically reject[ed] the false accusations and allegations of the Syrian Arab Army’s use of toxic chemical substances a

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21
Issue: 
8
Author: 
Mika Hayashi
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European Court Rules Actions by Armed Forces During Conflict May be Considered Terrorist Acts Under EU Law (March 14, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On March 14, 2017, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Cambodian War Crimes Tribunal Dismisses Case Against Former Khmer Rouge Member (February 22, 2017)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On February 22, 2017, the Co-Investigating Judges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia issued a joint closing order in Case 004/01 dismissing the proceedings against Im Chaem for

The United Kingdom, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Targeted Killings

Unlike in the United States, in the United Kingdom the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for targeted killings has generally been “under the radar” due to the British government’s longstanding refusal to admit that any such policy exists.

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Volume: 
21
Issue: 
3
Author: 
David Turns
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Three U.K. Supreme Court Rulings Address Claims Against U.K. for Actions in Afghanistan and Iraq (January 17, 2017)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On January 17, 2017, the U.K. Supreme Court issued three rulings touching on various allegations of wrongful acts committed by the U.K.