Targeting

Motive and Control in Defining Attacks

Motive and Control in Defining Attacks

In the appellate case of The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court asked for briefs from “qualified publicists with the requisite expertise, who are interested in submitting observations on” the definition of “attack” as...

A Radical Reimagining of the Concept of “Attack”

A Radical Reimagining of the Concept of “Attack”

  The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) filed its Appeals Brief In the Case of the Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda on 7 October 2019, almost precisely a year prior to the time of this writing. The Prosecution argument attempts to expand the war crime found in the Rome...

Targeting Non-State “Mixed Groups”

Targeting Non-State “Mixed Groups”

  “Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” General George Patton, May 31, 1944, Addressing the 6th Armored Division Sounds simple, but deceptively...