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The Sixth Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Introduction to a Joint Blog Series

Over the coming weeks, three blogs -the ICRC Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, EJIL Talk! and Lawfare-  will host a joint blog symposium on International Law and Armed Conflict. The series will feature posts by some of the participants at the Sixth Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, which was held at the European University Institute in Florence in July.   As in previous years, the workshop brought together a group of academic, military, and governmental experts from both sides of the Atlantic.  This summer the experts focused on key international law questions relating to military operations in urban warfare, looking at recent conflicts involving some of the most significant battles in, and sieges of, cities since the second world war.   The two-day roundtable, held under the Chatham House Rule, was co-sponsored by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (co-directed by Dapo Akande), the Individualisation of War project, European University Institute, Florence (directed by Jennifer Welsh), the Washington DC & London delegations of the International Committee of the Red Cross…

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A Moving Conference: Rights, Justice and Memories of the City

Conferences rarely get reviewed (but see a recent such review here), but given the amount of time, money and carbon emissions that goes into them, we may wish to evaluate them. Moreover, in reviewing a conference, we can try to capture and share an experience that, unlike a book, cannot be picked up again.

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Joint Blog Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: Jann Kleffner on ‘Wounded and Sick and the Proportionality Assessment’

The final installment of our joint blog series arising from the 2017 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, ‘Wounded and Sick and the Proportionality Assessment’- by Jann Kleffner (Swedish Defence University) is now available on Intercross.  Here’s a taster of Jann’s post: For all wounded and…

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Joint Blog Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments

The fourth post in our joint blog series arising from the 2017 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, 'Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments'- by Geoffrey Corn (South Texas College of Law Houston) is now available on Lawfare. Here's an excerpt:  Imagine you are commanding forces that have just repulsed a combined arms enemy…

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ICRC Commentary of Common Article 3: Some questions relating to organized armed groups and the applicability of IHL’

This post is part of the joint blog symposium hosted by EJIL:Talk!, Lawfare and Intercross and arising out of the 5th Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict held at the European University Institute in Florence this summer. I was asked during our workshop to discuss some questions related to…

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