Application of the Principle of Military Advantage in Determining Proportionality

Application of the Principle of Military Advantage in Determining Proportionality

| Jan 23, 2024

Application of the Principle of Military Advantage in Determining Proportionality This post examines the concept of “concrete and direct military advantage” used for purposes of applying proportionality rules in targeting. It concludes that military...
Year in Review – 2023

Year in Review – 2023

| Dec 29, 2023

Year in Review – 2023 2023 has witnessed not only a continuation of ongoing conflicts, including those in Ukraine and Nagorno-Karabakh, but also the emergence of new hostilities. A notable addition to the global security landscape was the renewed armed conflict...
Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Hostage Rescue Operations and the Law of Armed Conflict

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Hostage Rescue Operations and the Law of Armed Conflict

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| Dec 20, 2023

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Hostage Rescue Operations and the Law of Armed Conflict Last month, during a week-long ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Hamas released 110 hostages in exchange for 240 Palestinian prisoners. Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)...
Israel – Hamas Symposium 2023 – Flooding Hamas Tunnels: A Legal Assessment

Israel – Hamas Symposium 2023 – Flooding Hamas Tunnels: A Legal Assessment

| Dec 11, 2023

Israel – Hamas Symposium 2023 – Flooding Hamas Tunnels: A Legal Assessment Reports emerged last week suggesting that Israel is preparing to flood the network of tunnels constructed by Hamas underneath Gaza with sea water. According to unnamed U.S. officials cited in...
Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Attacking Hamas – Part II, The Rules

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Attacking Hamas – Part II, The Rules

| Dec 7, 2023

Israel – Hamas 2023 Symposium – Attacking Hamas – Part II, The Rules Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a two-part series that explores law of armed conflict targeting considerations inspired by the Israeli-Hamas conflict. The first post examined operational...