Hays Parks and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility

Hays Parks and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility

Hays Parks and the Doctrine of Command Responsibility While he was a graduate student at the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School in 1973, then-Major Hays Parks wrote a thesis titled “Command Responsibility for War Crimes” that was published in the Military Law...
Assassination in the Law of War

Assassination in the Law of War

Assassination in the Law of War Few lawyers better appreciated the importance of terminological precision than my late friend and law of war colleague, Hays Parks. Over three decades ago, he turned his attention to assassination.  This post builds on his work by...
Special Operations Forces Wear of Non-standard Uniforms

Special Operations Forces Wear of Non-standard Uniforms

Special Operations Forces Wear of Non-standard Uniforms ​There has been perhaps no one in the DoD legal community who has made a greater contribution to the advancement of the law of war than Col.(ret.) W. Hays Parks, USMC—and nowhere was his contribution greater than...
Hays Parks and U.S. Views on Targeting Law

Hays Parks and U.S. Views on Targeting Law

Hays Parks and U.S. Views on Targeting Law Three decades after its publication, Colonel W. Hays Parks’s article Air War and the Law of War remains a key resource for attorneys who advise on targeting operations. The article is noteworthy for its deep exploration of...