Joint Series: The Role of the ICRC Commentaries in Understanding International Humanitarian Law

Joint Series: The Role of the ICRC Commentaries in Understanding International Humanitarian Law

In the second installment of episode 1 in this multi-blog series on the updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries, Professor Sean Murphy responds to Jean-Marie Henckaerts first post.

Professor Murphy teaches International Law at George Washington University and a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission, considers the role of the ICRC commentaries as a matter of treaty law, customary international law, and practical lawyering.

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Joint series: Where IHL and IHRL intersect - Part II of Ken Watkin's guest post

Joint series: Where IHL and IHRL intersect - Part II of Ken Watkin's guest post

Throughout the month of September, Intercross, along with two other blogs - Lawfare andEJIL:Talk! - is running a series of articles following up on this summer’s 2nd annual Tansatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict, which took place in Oxford in July. Today, Brigadier General Kenneth "Ken" Watkin brings us the second of a two-part article on the overlap between IHL and IHRL. Ken, who served as a JAG with the Canadian Armed Forces and is an expert on military law, offers his take from a North American perspective. The views expressed in this article are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of the ICRC or the other blogs taking part in this series.

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