Digital Commons upload extends reach of scholarship in Georgia Law journals

The Alexander Campbell King Law Library at the University of Georgia School of Law recently celebrated the upload, to the Digital Commons Repository, of all back issues of two of the law school’s reviews: ► The Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, started in 1971 as a student initiative supported by former U.S. Secretary… Continue reading Digital Commons upload extends reach of scholarship in Georgia Law journals

Distinguished alumnus Jean-Marie Henckaerts joins our Center Council

Honored to announce that one of our distinguished international law alumni, Dr. Jean-Marie Henckaerts, has become a member of our Dean Rusk International Law Center Council. Henckaerts earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree here at the University of Georgia School of Law in 1990. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Henckaerts is Legal Adviser in the… Continue reading Distinguished alumnus Jean-Marie Henckaerts joins our Center Council

ICRC survey: persons who have experienced war most value laws regulating armed conflict

People who’ve actually experienced war place greater value on regulating warfare than those who haven’t. That appears to be one thought-provoking takeaway from People on War: Perspectives from 16 Countries, a report that the International Committee of the Red Cross released this morning. More than 17,000 persons – in Afghanistan, China, Colombia, France, Iraq, Israel,… Continue reading ICRC survey: persons who have experienced war most value laws regulating armed conflict

Between the Law of Force and the Law of Armed Conflict

“Between the Law of Force and the Law of Armed Conflict” by Adil Ahmad Haque, originally published on Just Security Blog on October 13, 2016. We are grateful for permission to reprint this as part of our series inspired by “Humanity’s Common Heritage,” our recent conference on the 2016 ICRC Commentary on the First Geneva… Continue reading Between the Law of Force and the Law of Armed Conflict

Whose Armed Conflict? Which Law of Armed Conflict?

“Whose Armed Conflict? Which Law of Armed Conflict?” by Adil Ahmad Haque, originally published on Just Security Blog on October 4, 2016. We are grateful for permission to reprint this as part of our series inspired by “Humanity’s Common Heritage,” our recent conference on the 2016 ICRC Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. The author,… Continue reading Whose Armed Conflict? Which Law of Armed Conflict?

Triggers and Thresholds of Non-International Armed Conflict

“Triggers and Thresholds of Non-International Armed Conflict” by Adil Ahmad Haque, originally published on Just Security Blog on September 29, 2016. We are grateful for permission to reprint this as part of our series inspired by “Humanity’s Common Heritage,” our recent conference on the 2016 ICRC Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. The author, Rutgers… Continue reading Triggers and Thresholds of Non-International Armed Conflict

Critique of ICRC’s 2016 Commentary to Geneva Convention I: Arming medical personnel, loss of protected status

It’s our pleasure to publish this post as part of our series inspired by “Humanity’s Common Heritage,” our recent conference on the 2016 ICRC Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. The author is Nicholas W. Mull, a Columbia Law LL.M. candidate who served till mid-2016 at the Pentagon, as an International & Operational Law Attorney,… Continue reading Critique of ICRC’s 2016 Commentary to Geneva Convention I: Arming medical personnel, loss of protected status

How will current and future conflicts test 2016 ICRC Commentary?

It’s our pleasure today to publish this post by Chanel Chauvet, a member of the Georgia Law Class of 2018 who serves as a Student Ambassador at our Dean Rusk International Law Center. This past summer, Chanel (below left) completed a summer course on international humanitarian law at Leiden Law School’s Grotius Centre for International… Continue reading How will current and future conflicts test 2016 ICRC Commentary?

“Humanity’s Common Heritage”: Georgia Law-ICRC conference on Geneva Conventions Commentaries

Humanity’s Common Heritage – norms codified in international humanitarian law treaties to which all countries of the world belong – will be the topic of a conference this Friday, September 23, at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia. The conference title derives from this observation about those treaties, the four 1949… Continue reading “Humanity’s Common Heritage”: Georgia Law-ICRC conference on Geneva Conventions Commentaries