The Creeping Normality of LOAC Noncompliance

The Creeping Normality of LOAC Noncompliance

The Creeping Normality of LOAC Noncompliance Taking stock of the state of the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) may be one of the most important tasks facing international law today. In that vein, it is well worth asking whether the Law of Armed Conflict is still “fit for...
The Law and Character of War in 2035

The Law and Character of War in 2035

The Law and Character of War in 2035 In fall of 2020, the Lieber Institute for Law and Warfare at West Point joined a U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) multi-year study on the changing character of warfare. The study has convened three times annually since. Its purpose...
Are Mercenaries in Ukraine?

Are Mercenaries in Ukraine?

Are Mercenaries in Ukraine? Reports suggest both Russia and Ukraine are recruiting and supplementing forces in ways that potentially implicate international legal rules related to mercenaries. This post, after surveying media reports of mercenaries in Ukraine,...