International Review Series: Interview with Brigadier General Richard C. Gross

Last month the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) released a new edition of the International Review of the Red Cross titled Scope of the Law in Armed Conflict. Established in 1869, the Review is a quarterly journal published by the ICRC and Cambridge University Press. It is a forum for debate on international humanitarian law and humanitarian action and policy related to armed conflict and other situations of violence. It is dedicated to governments, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, universities, the media and all those interested in humanitarian issues at large. 

This week we are highlighting an interview with Brigadier General Richard C. "Rich" Gross, Former US Army Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  This interview is from the Scope of the Law in Armed Conflict issue, which broadly discusses where, when and to whom International Humanitarian Law (IHL) applies. In the interview, Brigadier General Gross discusses the role that IHL plays in his then position, current trends in armed conflicts, standards of detention and more. He opens this issue on the nuances of the law's application and later provides the US perspective on the circumstances in which IHL applies as well as the challenges that lie ahead in light of the ongoing evolution of the way war is waged. Read the full interview

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