At the crossroads of scholarship and practice
The Lieber Institute at West Point facilitates and contributes to the global dialogue on today’s most pressing and complex law of war issues. Through its research, publications, events and education, it strives to advance the understanding and maintain the primacy of law in today’s armed conflicts.
The Lieber Institute seeks to bridge the divide between legal scholarship and battlefield experience in the study of the law. It engages in innovative research and collaboration on multiple topics of legal study including targeting, detention, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies and war crimes accountability.
Researching Cutting-edge Issues.
Empowering Combat Leaders.
Last month, Russian forces used two anti-ship missiles to target an abandoned cargo tanker adrift in the northern Black Sea. The vessel was loaded with around 600 tons of diesel fuel. An earlier Russian missile airstrike had already disabled the same vessel during the...
Constant progress in weaponry and means of transportation increasingly enables belligerents to cross borders to fight their enemy. Although not a new reality, cross-border armed conflicts between one or several States and an organized armed group (OAG) surged after...
On 4 August, Amnesty International released a report criticizing Ukraine for placing civilians at risk “by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals.” The organization asserted that “such...
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