Book symposium

Organizing Responses – a (partial) reply to the blog symposium

I feel truly honoured to see such rich posts by a range of great scholars and practitioners, each raising important and though-provoking questions on and criticism of my book Organizing Rebellion. This leaves me with the intimidating task of ‘organizing responses’. While I will not be able to engage with each question or disagreement (and …

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Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Context or Abstract? A victim-centric approach to understanding key elements of crimes against humanity

What merit lies in the strict adoption of a statist approach to crimes against humanity? According to Rodenhäuser, very little. In Part III of this important book, Rodenhäuser tackles the state or organizational policy requirement of crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute, notably the capability of a non-state actor to commit an attack. His …

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Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Non-State Actors. How Much ‘Organizing’ Do They Require?

I want to thank the editors of the symposium for the opportunity to comment on Dr. Tilman Rodenhäuser’s book. Organizing Rebellion, which covers three neighbouring, but distinct fields of international law, is a comprehensive, well-researched, nuanced piece of scholarship which is firmly grounded in practice and reality. Tilman’s work has greatly enriched my thinking and …

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Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Overcomplicating organisation? Is there really a distinction between the IHL and IHRL organisation threshold?

Daragh Murray is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex School of Law & Human Rights Centre, and author of Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Armed Groups (2016). Organising Rebellion: Non-State Armed Groups under International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, and International Criminal Law should be essential reading for anyone working on issues relating to conflict …

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Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Translating the Organization Requirement into the Operational Context

I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this engaging online symposium on Dr. Tilman Rodenhauser’s impressive new book, Organizing Rebellion.  Tilman’s analysis of the notion of non-state armed group and the concept of organization is timely, sophisticated and remarkably thorough, resulting in what will no doubt be a go-to resource for many …

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Organizing Rebellion Symposium: Sex and Crime*

1. Introduction This contribution has nothing to do with sex and only partly deals with crimes, but mainly reacts to Tilman Rodenhäuser’s book. I read Tilman Rodenhäuser’s book with great interest, full of admiration for the wealth of research and nuanced argument lines on a subject, which until now, has not received sufficient scholarly attention. …

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