Use of Force, and International Humanitarian Law

Prosecuting ISIL before the International Criminal Court: Challenges and Obstacles

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has caused considerable loss of life, bodily injury, and destruction of property and infrastructure in Iraq and Syria since its emergence in 2013.[1] Indeed, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq estimates that between January and August 2014, 8,493 civilians were killed and more than 15,782 civilians were injured by ISIL and its associated groups.[2] In recent months,

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19
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21
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Anna Marie Brennan
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UNESCO Director-General Calls Destruction of Palmyra's Ancient Temple in Syria a War Crime (August 24, 2015)

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Caitlin Behles

On August 24, 2015, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, condemned the destruction of the ancient temple of Baalshami

UN Security Council Passes Resolution on Inquiry into Syrian Use of Chemical Weapons (August 7, 2015)

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Caitlin Behles

On August 7, 2015, the UN Security Council passed a resolution that will allow for the creation of

U.S. District Court Rules Taliban Prisoners at Guantanamo May Still Be Detained Under the AUMF (August 3, 2015)

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Caitlin Behles

On August 3, 2015, U.S. DC District Court Judge Royce Lamberth held in Al Warafi v.

Kosovo Parliament Amends Constitution to Allow for War Crimes Court (August 3, 2015)

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Caitlin Behles

On August 3, 2015, Kosovo’s Parliament voted to amend the state Constitution to create a war crimes court that would allow for the trial of ethnic Albanians accused of war crimes during the 1998–99

U.K. Appeals Court Rules Detention of Afghan Suspect by British Armed Forces Unlawful (July 30, 2015)

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Caitlin Behles

On July 30, 2015, the British Court of Appeal held in Serdar Mohammed v.

The First Case of Cyberwar in Non-International Armed Conflict? The Matrix in Iraq

The multi-faction insurgency that has been tearing Iraq apart ever since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003 has often involved the use of such crude and indiscriminate methods and means of warfare as the suicide bomb and the improvised explosive device. But in mid-2014 there were reports that some aspects of the armed conflict had risen to unexpected heights of contemporary sophistication, with the apparent use of cyberspace as a domain for hostilities.

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19
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18
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David Turns
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