Prisoners of War in Occupied Territory

Prisoners of War in Occupied Territory

Prisoners of War in Occupied Territory It seems increasingly likely that the international armed conflict raging in Ukraine will devolve into a partial Russian occupation of large portions of Ukrainian territory. President Putin may very well declare annexation—or...
Embracing LOAC Pluralism

Embracing LOAC Pluralism

Embracing LOAC Pluralism ​Although the prospect of war remains, the end of two decades of active hostilities affords the United States and its partners the breathing room to rethink their approaches to developing and interpreting the law of armed conflict (LOAC). In...
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...
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...
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...