Mélange du Mercredi: Humanitarian Perspectives on the Changing Face of War

Mélange du Mercredi: Humanitarian Perspectives on the Changing Face of War

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week we are taking a look at the new e-briefing e-briefing based on the editorial written by Vincent Bernard, editor-in-chief of the International Review of the Red Cross for the issue on “Evolution of Warfare.” 

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Mélange du Mercredi/Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing

Mélange du Mercredi/Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, reviewer Dr. Dr Bill Boothby looks at Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined By Facts, Charges and Jurisdiction

 Mélange du Mercredi/The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined By Facts, Charges and Jurisdiction

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, reviewer Sarah Swart looks at The Contours of International Prosecutions:As Defined by Facts, Charges and Jurisdiction. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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Mélange du Mercredi/Humanitarian Work Psychology & the Global Development Agenda

Mélange du Mercredi/Humanitarian Work Psychology & the Global Development Agenda

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading, film and other scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, reviewers Ashley J. Hoffmanand Drew B. Mallory look at Humanitarian Work Psychology & the Global Development Agenda. As always, if you have suggestions, or would like to submit a post on something you feel our readers will also enjoy, we're happy to include them. Just email Editor Niki Clark

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International Review Series: Unpacking the principle of humanity - Tensions and implications

International Review Series: Unpacking the principle of humanity - Tensions and implications

Humanity is at once the most universally and uncritically accepted humanitarian principle. It is not, however, without controversy. This International Review article from mid-February explores this inherent tension.

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Prevention in Practice: Teaching IHL in US Legal Academia

Prevention in Practice: Teaching IHL in US Legal Academia

Today we are sharing a piece by Kate Jastram, a professor at the University of California in Berkeley.  The article is a shortened version of a piece that she and Anne Quintin wrote for the International Review's issue on Generating Respect for the Law.  Their article discusses the progress of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) integration in US legal academia and charts a course forward.

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International Review Series- Rewired Warfare: Rethinking the Law of Cyber Attack

International Review Series- Rewired Warfare: Rethinking the Law of Cyber Attack

In October, 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. This week we are highlighting an article from this issue titled Rewired Warfare: Rethinking the Law of Cyber Attack, by Michael Schmitt.  The article discusses the applicability of international humanitarian law on cyber, particularly the interpretation of the rules governing cyber 'attacks'. 

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

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

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.

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The Obligation to Prevent Violations of International Humanitarian Law

The Obligation to Prevent Violations of International Humanitarian Law

Contemporary armed conflicts – like those in Syria, South Sudan or Ukraine, to name but a few – illustrate how lack of respect for the law has become one of the biggest challenges facing IHL today. It is against this backdrop that the obligation to “respect and ensure respect” in all circumstances, enshrined in Common Article 1 to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, and Article 1 of the 1977 Additional Protocol, becomes of critical importance. In a recent article in the International Review of the Red Cross, we discussed this legal obligation in detail; this blogpost provides a snapshot of our argument.

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International Review- Reflections on Nuclear Weapons 70 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

International Review- Reflections on Nuclear Weapons 70 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Today, August 6, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and, three days later, Nagasaki. Earlier this year, ICRC President Peter Maurer and Tadateru Konoe, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and of the Japanese Red Cross, visited Hiroshima together and later reflected on the human cost of nuclear weapons in an interview featured in an upcoming edition of the International Review of the Red Cross.

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