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...
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...
Hays Parks and Direct Participation in Hostilities

Hays Parks and Direct Participation in Hostilities

Hays Parks and Direct Participation in Hostilities As he did with so many subjects of the law of war, W. Hays Parks left an indelible imprint on the long fraught question of direct participation in hostilities by civilians. From early legal advice to expert...