Transatlantic dialogue on international law and armed conflict: a compilation of the blog posts on Intercross, EJIL:Talk! and Lawfare

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

In the middle of July 2014, a group of academics and government lawyers from both sides of the Atlantic participated in a two-day dialogue on issues related to current challenges pertaining to armed conflict and the applicable law.

The issues discussed included the relationship between IHL and IHRL, accountability for violations of IHL, partnered operations and security cooperation, the legal framework which applies to NIAC and the question of how it can be determined when a NIAC ends and when IHL stops applying.

Some of the participants are writing a series of blog posts on the topics that were addressed during the workshop. Three blogs, Intercross, EJIL:Talk!,and Lawfare, are coordinating and hosting the series. As the posts appear on the various blogs, we will insert their hyperlinks into the post below so that they are all in one place here.

Introduction, 1 September 2014 on Intercross

o Bobby Chesney, 3 September 2014 on Lawfare, When does LOAC cease to apply?

o Ken Watkin, Overlap of IHL and IHRL: A North American Perspective, Part I, 5 September 2014 on Intercross

o Sarah Cleveland, Harmonizing standards in armed conflict, 8 September 2014 on EJIL:Talk!

o Ken Watkin, Overlap of IHL and IHRL: A North American Perspective, Part II, 10 September 2014 on Intercross

o Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, Developing the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict: A view on the Harmonization Project, 12 September 2014 on EJIL:Talk!

o Geoff Corn, Squaring the Circle: The Intersection of Battlefield Regulation and Criminal Responsibility, 16 September 2014 on Lawfare

o Guglielmo Verdirame, Taming war through law; a philosophical and legal perspective, 18 September 2014 on Intercross

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