Lessons for Legal Advisors from the Brereton Report

Lessons for Legal Advisors from the Brereton Report

Lessons for Legal Advisors from the Brereton Report International humanitarian law practitioners and scholars have justifiably dedicated attention to the recent report of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Inspector General into allegations of violations of the law of...
Is the Lieber Code Humanitarian?

Is the Lieber Code Humanitarian?

Is the Lieber Code Humanitarian?   Some critics maintain that the Lieber Code is not humanitarian. They are surprised and disappointed that Francis Lieber—one of the fathers of the modern law of war and an inspiration for the Hague Conferences—fails to meet their...
A Review of U.S. Space Force’s First Year

A Review of U.S. Space Force’s First Year

A Review of U.S. Space Force’s First Year   The newest branch of the U.S. military, the United States Space Force, was mandated by Congress and signed into law and existence by the President on December 19, 2019. The Space Force Professionals, now called...
The Duty to Investigate War Crimes

The Duty to Investigate War Crimes

The Duty to Investigate War Crimes   On November 19, 2020, a report of the Australian Defence Force’s Inspector-General was released following a four-year investigation into allegations of unlawful killings and mistreatment of non-combatants and persons...
Interpretation in the Updated GCIII Commentary

Interpretation in the Updated GCIII Commentary

Interpretation in the Updated GCIII Commentary The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Updated Commentary to the Third Geneva Convention is a remarkable feat of scholarship worthy of serious academic attention. It leaves almost no interpretive stone...