Hors De Combat: Clarifying the U.S. Law of War Manual

Hors De Combat: Clarifying the U.S. Law of War Manual

| Apr 5, 2024

Hors De Combat: Clarifying the U.S. Law of War Manual The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School instructs on international protections for the wounded and sick, one of the many aspects of the Geneva Conventions emphasized to both seasoned and new...
Israel – Hamas 2024 Symposium – Civilian Protection as an Element of Military Advantage in Determining Proportionality

Israel – Hamas 2024 Symposium – Civilian Protection as an Element of Military Advantage in Determining Proportionality

| Apr 2, 2024

Israel – Hamas 2024 Symposium – Civilian Protection as an Element of Military Advantage in Determining Proportionality In a prior post, I raised the issue of whether the protection of Israeli civilians may be treated as a military advantage in determining the...
Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Sexual Violence on October 7

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Sexual Violence on October 7

| Dec 19, 2023

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Sexual Violence on October 7 In the past few weeks, strong evidence has emerged that Hamas committed acts of sexual violence in their October 7 attack. On December 14, UN Special Procedures Experts stated they were “alarmed at...
Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – The Law of Truce

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – The Law of Truce

| Nov 21, 2023

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – The Law of Truce On November 9, 2023, Israel announced it would periodically “pause military operations” in its war in Gaza, just over a month after Hamas’s shocking attack precipitated the latest round of escalatory violence in the...
Attacks and Warnings in Urban Warfare

Attacks and Warnings in Urban Warfare

| Nov 9, 2023

Attacks and Warnings in Urban Warfare The media coverage of recent armed conflicts has brought to a wider audience the existential nature of urban warfare and its humanitarian costs. For some, the era of urban warfare has arrived. From an historical perspective,...