Use of Force, and International Humanitarian Law

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
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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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21
Issue: 
3
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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.

UN Security Council Passes Resolution on Aleppo (December 19, 2016)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On December 19, 2016, the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding immediate and unhinder

White House Issues New Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks for the Use of Force (December 5, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On December 5, 2016, the White House released a Report on the Legal and Policy Framework

UN Security Council Issues Two Resolutions on Somalia Reinforcing Embargoes (November 9-10, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On November 9, 2016, the United Nations Security Council, acting under its Chapter VII authority, passed a

Launch of Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict (October 30, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 30, 2016, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in conjunction with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Arme