Legal Roundup – 12 September 2012

About the author(s):

Rogier is a researcher at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) and works at the Dutch National Prosecutor’s Office. He holds LL.M-degrees from Utrecht University and the University of Nottingham. Before taking up his current positions, he was an associate legal officer in Chambers at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and a legal adviser at the International Humanitarian Law Division of the Netherlands Red Cross.

Rogier is an adjunct-lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches international humanitarian law, and he co-convenes the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict.

Every few months, Katharine and I will compile a legal roundup of academic publications, legal developments and blog discussions on legal issues relating to armed groups and international law, which may be interesting for academics as well as and practitioners working in this field. Here is the first of these compilations:

Articles and books:

Drones and other transnational military operations

Targeting and detention

Classification of armed conflict and applicable law

Cyber warfare

  • – David Turns, Cyber Warfare and the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities, Journal of Conflict and Security Law,Vol 17(2), 2012, 279-297
  • – Nicholas Tsagourias, Cyber attacks, self-defence and the problem of attribution, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, Vol 17(2) 2012, 229-244

Human rights

  • – Lauren Groth, Transforming Accountability: a Proposal for Reconsidering how Human Rights Obligations are applied to Private Military Security Firms, Hastings international and comparative law review, vol. 35(1) 2012, 29-89

Transitional justice

General conflict studies

 SSRN/working papers:

 Blog discussions:

  • – After the launch of the book ‘No Easy Day’ dealing with Operation Neptune Spear, i.e. the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s hiding place in Pakistan, Opinio Juris featured an extensive discussion (that was continued a few days later) on whether or not Bin Laden qualified as a person hors de combat and, as such, his killing would constitute a war crime.
  • – One of the contributors to the LawfareBlog did an interview with Bruce Riedel, an American expert on Al-Qaida, which dealt with the state of Al-Qaida today, the posture of the Taliban and other regional terrorist groups, targeted killing, and the U.S. counterterrorism policy. A podcast and report of the interview are available here.

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