Use of Force, and International Humanitarian Law

Special Court in Senegal Opens Trial against Former President of Chad (July 20, 2015)

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Caitlin Behles

On July 20, 2015, a special court in Senegal opened the trial of Hissène Habré, the former President of Chad, for crimes against humanity.  According to a

Exporting Armed Drones – The United States Sets Policy

The U.S. State Department recently announced a new policy for exports of military drones (unmanned aerial vehicles).[1] Military drones are today’s most sophisticated tools for aerial surveillance, capable of persistent and distant overflight of any terrain. While not all military drones can fire weapons, armed drones have generated controversy because of their prominent role in targeted killings of foreign and American supporters of terrorist organizations.

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19
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Barry Kellman
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The Road from Syria to Ukraine

Humanitarian intervention as a basis for using force against another nation, or within another nation’s territory, is not without its own set of legal challenges and criticisms. Russia’s justification for using force in the Crimean peninsula, in the wake of repeated calls for intervention in Syria, highlights difficulties associated with humanitarian intervention as a basis for the use of force.

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19
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16
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Shane Reeves and Winston Williams
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UN Commission of Inquiry Releases Report on 2014 Gaza Conflict (June 22, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 22, 2015, the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict (the Commission) released a

U.S. Federal Court Overturns Conviction of Former Al Qaeda Media Secretary (June 12, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 12, 2015, the U.S.

Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal Sentences Fugitive to Death for Role in 1971 Liberation War (June 10, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 10, 2015, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal sentenced Syed Mo

Here to Stay? Extended Liability for Joint Criminal Enterprise as a Tool for Prosecuting Mass SGBV Crimes

On September 29, 2014 it may have become considerably harder for civilian and military superiors to avoid criminal liability for mass sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) after a landmark conviction by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) was affirmed on appeal.[1]  In the trial judgement for The Prosecutor v.

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19
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13
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Andrés Pérez
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UN Releases Report on Humanitarian Law Violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (May 13, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 13, 2015, the United Nations released a report on the Democratic Republic of the