International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

The Updated First Geneva Convention Commentary, DOD’s Law of War Manual, and a More Perfect Law of War, Part I

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Jul 5th, 2016

The government’s treatment of civilian casualties in counterterrorism operations [updated]

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Jul 1st, 2016

Troubling proportionality and rule-of-distinction provisions in the Law of War Manual

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Jun 27th, 2016

“Material Support” and Targeting

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Jun 20th, 2016

Reflections on Targeting: Looking in the Mirror

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Jun 16th, 2016

Roof Knocking and the Problem of Talking With Bombs

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May 31st, 2016

What the Kunduz Report Gets Right (and Wrong)

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May 10th, 2016

US Government Concludes no “War Crimes” in Kunduz Strike, But Fails to Explain Why

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Apr 29th, 2016

Are all “members” of ISIL targetable?

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Apr 9th, 2016

A brief response to Gabor Rona on the use of force by non-military personnel

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Apr 5th, 2016

When Considering CIA Targeted Killings, Don’t Forget International Law!

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Apr 5th, 2016

[UPDATED–Now with VIDEO] ASIL Speech by State Legal Adviser Egan on international law and the use of force against ISIL

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Apr 4th, 2016

Georgetown Law panel on DOD Law of War Manual

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Apr 1st, 2016

The Law of War Manual Debate Goes to ASIL

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Mar 31st, 2016

Yes, We Can Lawfully Target Islamic State Trainees Preparing to Conduct Terrorist Attacks in Europe and Elsewhere

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Mar 25th, 2016

Determining When the Armed Conflict With Al-Qaeda Started

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Mar 11th, 2016

How Should International Law Deal With Doubt in the Era of Drones and Big Data?

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Feb 22nd, 2016

When Did the War With al-Qaeda Start?

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Feb 12th, 2016

Is Money a Legitimate Target?

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Feb 10th, 2016

Siege Warfare and the Starvation of Civilians as a Weapon of War and War Crime

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Feb 4th, 2016

ISIS in the United States: Which Legal Regime Applies?

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Jan 11th, 2016

Why the US Should Cooperate With Investigations Into the Hospital Bombing

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Dec 23rd, 2015

House Demolitions 2.0

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Dec 18th, 2015

Human Shields: The Dialogue Continues

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Dec 16th, 2015

War-Sustaining Activities and Direct Participation in the DOD Law of War Manual

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Dec 15th, 2015

A Legal Map of Airstrikes in Syria (Part 2)

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Dec 8th, 2015

Targeting Tankers — and Their Drivers — Under the Law of War (Part 2)

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Dec 3rd, 2015

Targeting Tankers Under the Law of War (Part 1)

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Dec 2nd, 2015

Challenges New Weapons and Humanitarian Assistance Present for International Law

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Nov 20th, 2015

Foreign Fighters, Mercenaries, and Private Military Companies Under International Law

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Nov 18th, 2015

International Law, Targeting, and Detention in the Age of International Terrorism

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Nov 16th, 2015

The Start, End, and Territorial Scope of Armed Conflict

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Nov 11th, 2015

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