Use of Force, and International Humanitarian Law

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

Colombia Rejects Peace Deal with FARC After Plebiscite (October 2, 2016)

Author: 
Eric A. Heath

On October 2, 2016, the people of Colombia narrowly rejected a peace deal negotiated betwe

UN Secretary-General and OPCW Issue Joint Report on Uses of Chemical Weapons in Syria (August 24, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On August 24, 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) submitted their third

U.S. Government Releases Guidance on Capture and Kill Operations Against Terrorist Targets Outside of the United States and Areas of Active Hostilities (August 6, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On August 6, 2016, the United States released a redacted version of the Presidenti

European Court of Human Rights Rules Deterioration of Security Situation in Iraq Entails Real Risk for Asylum Applicants if Returned (August 23, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 23, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in J.K.

Preliminary UN Investigations Find Government of South Sudan Committed Widespread Violations Against Country’s Population (August 4, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On August 4, 2016, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said in a

European Court of Human Rights Declares Complaints Concerning Shelling of Homes in Eastern Ukraine Inadmissible Due to Lack of Evidence (July 28, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On July 28, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights declared the complaints o

ICC Finds Uganda and Djibouti Failed to Comply With Request for Arrest and Surrender of Al Bashir (July 11, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On July 11, 2016, the International Criminal Court (ICC) held that Uganda and Djibouti failed to comply with a request for the arrest and surrender of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir