Marc Schack


Marc Schack is Associate Professor of International Law and National Security at the Faculty of Law (iCourts), University of Copenhagen. He previously held positions at the Danish Ministry of Justice, the Danish Parliament, the Centre for Military Studies, and the Royal Danish Defence College. He received his PhD in law from the University of Copenhagen. Schack’s research focuses on the interplay between law and security, particularly in the areas of International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and the use of force.

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

Some international crimes require little information to spot, identify and characterize. Others are more difficult to discern because of unclear law, or a need for detailed factual information. While legal commentators can easily make determinations about the former, there is significant debate about the utility of making assessments about the latter during the conflict in Israel/Gaza. For example,…

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Did the US Stay “Well Below the Threshold of War” With its June Cyberattack on Iran?

On 20 June 2019, the United States conducted a major cyberattack against Iran in response to Iran’s (alleged) attacks on oil tankers in the Hormuz Strait and the downing of an American surveillance drone. The attack was widely reported at the time, but on 28 August the New York Times published important new details, which…

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