Brian L. Cox


Brian L. Cox is a doctoral candidate lecturer at Cornell Law School and a visiting scholar at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section). In 2018, he retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of military service, including 7 years as a military lawyer. As a legal advisor, he served as a military prosecutor, federal prosecutor, and brigade just advocate, among other assignments. His combat deployments include Iraq from 2003-04 as a combat camera operator and Afghanistan from 2013-14 as an operational law advisor and then as Chief of International and Operational Law for Regional Command-East.

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In Defence of Doctrinal Assessments: Proportionality and the 31 October Attack on the Jabalia Refugee Camp

The 31 October attack by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) on the Jabalia refugee camp has understandably generated a significant degree of discussion and commentary, including on these pages. With this post, I join the discussion to defend what I characterize as a doctrinal application of the law of armed conflict (LOAC). From…

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