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Helen McDermott

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Helen McDermott is an Associate Editor of EJIL:Talk! She is a Research Associate on the ERC-funded project: “The Individualisation of War: Reconfiguring the Ethics, Law, and Politics of Armed Conflict”, European University Institute, Florence, a Research Associate with the Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, and Visiting Scholar at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

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Joint Symposium on Chatham House’s Report on Proportionality: Calibrating the Compass of Proportionality

This is the third post in our joint symposium arising out of the publication of the Chatham House report, Proportionality in the Conduct of Hostilities: The Incidental Harm Side of the Assessment, Calibrating the Compass of Proportionality, by Geoff Corn. The full post is available now over on Just Security. Here's a taster from Geoff's…

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Joint Symposium on Chatham House’s Report on Proportionality: “Proportionality and Doubt”

This is the second post in our joint symposium arising out of the publication of the Chatham House report, Proportionality in the Conduct of Hostilities: The Incidental Harm Side of the Assessment, Proportionality and Doubt, by Adil Haque. The full post is available now over on Just Security. Here's a snippet from Adil's post:…

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Introducing Joint Symposium on Chatham House’s “Proportionality in the Conduct of Hostilities” Report

Editor note: This piece is cross-posted on Just Security. In December 2018, the International Law Programme at Chatham House published a report, “Proportionality in the Conduct of Hostilities: The Incidental Harm Side of the Assessment,” analysing the key steps in making assessments about proportionality under international humanitarian law, with a…

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