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“Lawmaking Under Pressure” Book Symposium – Common Article 3: the production of legal meaning, and lawmaking in contemporary IHL

Chapter 3 of Giovanni Mantilla’s insightful and eloquent book, Lawmaking Under Pressure, traces the drafting history of Common Article 3 to the 1949 Geneva Conventions (‘CA3’). For Mantilla, the question at the heart of the chapter, and the book more broadly, is ‘why and how states, commonly concerned with their sovereignty—particularly regarding internal security affairs—have …

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Instant Non-international Armed Conflict? Classifying the situation in Northern Ethiopia under IHL

Introduction The seemingly sudden outburst of significant violence in Northern Ethiopia has raised international concern, as well as critical legal paradigmatic issues. Accordingly, in this post, we evaluate this current situation in Ethiopia in light of international humanitarian law (IHL) requirements for the classification of armed conflicts. The post argues that the carefully planned, coordinated, …

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