Human Rights

Displacement from Conflict: Old Realities, New Protections?

Displacement from Conflict: Old Realities, New Protections?

Globally, conflicts are the main source of both internal and cross-border displacement. The conflict prompted by Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, which is a considerable escalation from the original incursion in 2014, has already caused the largest external...

Law Applicable to Persons Fleeing Armed Conflicts

Law Applicable to Persons Fleeing Armed Conflicts

As early as February 23rd, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, estimated that 5 million people may flee if hostilities erupted in Ukraine. As of March 13th, less than three weeks after the Russian Federation launched an...

Privacy vs. Precaution in Future Armed Conflict

Privacy vs. Precaution in Future Armed Conflict

The operational demands of modern armed conflict highlight a pressing need for information, including highly private data about persons. This post examines the balance between personal privacy and armed forces’ need to identify persons with a high degree of integrity...