Legal Advisers in the Field during Armed Conflict

Legal Advisers in the Field during Armed Conflict

Legal Advisers in the Field during Armed Conflict [Editor’s Note: This post is based on Professor Dinstein’s recent article published in International Law Studies, vol. 97 (2021), pp. 917-936.]   Legal advisers are supposed to be attached to military commanders...
Occupation Resistance, War-Rebels, and the Lieber Code

Occupation Resistance, War-Rebels, and the Lieber Code

Occupation Resistance, War-Rebels, and the Lieber Code The origin of the codified law of belligerent occupation is often traced to the Hague Regulations of 1899 (updated in 1907). However, the Lieber Code of 1863 laid important and underappreciated legal groundwork...
Legal Advice in Modern Aerial Warfare

Legal Advice in Modern Aerial Warfare

Legal Advice in Modern Aerial Warfare Military lawyers play an increasingly vital role in lethal (and non-lethal) targeting operations. Although their involvement is operationally and geographically provisional, legal advice is transforming the way that contemporary...