Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne & Dapo Akande


Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading and a doctoral student at the University of Oxford. His research interests lie in international humanitarian law, human rights law, international criminal law, and relationship of these different areas to general international law. His doctoral thesis is on the procedural regulation of detention in non-international armed conflicts. Dapo Akande teaches international law at the University of Oxford where he is convenor of the Public International Law Group in the Oxford Law Faculty, Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict, and also of the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations. He is an Editor of EJIL:Talk!, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law and member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of International Law.

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Locating the Legal Basis for Detention in Non-International Armed Conflicts: A Rejoinder to Aurel Sari

Last month, in response to the decision of the English High Court in Serdar Mohammed v. Ministry of Defence (see Marko’s commentary here), we wrote a piece arguing that Mr Justice Leggatt correctly concluded that international humanitarian law (IHL) does not provide a legal basis to detain in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs). We argued (contrary…

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Does IHL Provide a Legal Basis for Detention in Non-International Armed Conflicts?

In their excellent posts on Serdar Mohammed v. Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 1369 (QB), both Kubo Mačák and Marko recognise the importance and hugely impressive analysis of Mr Justice Leggatt's judgment. We will not reiterate the coverage of the judgment. Rather, we wish to focus on one part of it, that is, the question…

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