Cognitive Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (CLAWS)

Cognitive Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (CLAWS)

Cognitive Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (CLAWS) With the debut of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) in combat, opponents of LAWS have called on States to fast-track the creation of international law that either bans the use of these weapons or mandates...
Biometrics and International Humanitarian Law

Biometrics and International Humanitarian Law

Biometrics and International Humanitarian Law In August 2021, reporting emerged that biometric devices used by United States armed forces in Afghanistan had fallen into the hands of the Taliban. This raised immediate concerns that the devices and the data they give...
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...