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: Locating the Geneva Conventions Commentaries in the International Legal Landscape

Joint Series: Locating the Geneva Conventions Commentaries in the International Legal Landscape

Jean-Marie Henckaerts, head of the unit in charge of the update of the ICRC Commentaries on the First Geneva Conventions, kicks off our multi-blog series. In this first post, Locating the Geneva Conventions Commentaries in the International Legal Landscape, Jean-Marie answers critical questions surrounding the commentaries such as: Where do the ICRC Commentaries fit into the legal landscape? What are the rules governing treaty interpretation and how do they operate in the area of IHL? Where does the ICRC’s legitimacy to interpret the Geneva Conventions stem from? 

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Introducing the First Multi-blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries

Introducing the First Multi-blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries

Intercross, along with Opinio Juris, a forum on international law and relations, and Humanitarian Law & Policy, an ICRC blog powered by the International Review of the Red Cross, are co-hosting a multi-blog series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries. Stay tuned for upcoming posts and an evolving publication calendar.

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2015 Joint Series: Application of IHL by National Courts

2015 Joint Series: Application of IHL by National Courts

In the fifth installment of our Transatlantic Dialogue Series, Professor Jeff Kahn addresses the role of national courts in interpreting and applying IHL. Mr. Kahn is a Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University. The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the ICRC or the other blogs taking part in this series.

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2015 Joint Series: The Development of International Humanitarian Law by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

2015 Joint Series: The Development of International Humanitarian Law by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

In the fourth installment of our Transatlantic Dialogue Series, Professor Sandesh Sivakumaran discusses the role that International courts and tribunals have played in developing International Humanitarian Law. Mr. Sivakumaran is a Professor of Public International Law. He is also a non-resident research fellow at the United States Naval War College Stockton Center for International Law and a member of the advisory board of Geneva Call.

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2015 Joint Series: The Application of IHL by National Courts

2015 Joint Series: The Application of IHL by National Courts

This is the third installment of our "Transatlantic Dialogue" Joint Series with the blogs Lawfare and EJIL:Talk!, examining various aspects of the law of war. Today, Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne discusses the application of IHL by national courts. 

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2015 Joint Series: Querying the Roles for Human Rights Bodies in the Interplay between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law

2015 Joint Series: Querying the Roles for Human Rights Bodies in the Interplay between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law

In the second installment of our Transatlantic Dialogue Series, Professor Joanna Harrington discusses the interplay between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law.  Ms. Harrington is a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta, where she specializes in international law, constitutional law, and comparative public law.  

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2015 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict

2015 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict

This July marks the 3rd annual workshop bringing together academic, military, and government experts from both sides of the North Atlantic to discuss current challenges in International Humanitarian Law.  The International Committee of the Red Cross’s Washington and London delegations co-host the workshop along with  the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations Programme and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security & Law at the University of Texas and South Texas College of Law, Houston. This is a two-day workshop hosted at Oxford University.

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2014 Joint series: Taming war through law - a philosophical & legal perspective

2014 Joint series: Taming war through law - a philosophical & legal perspective

This is our final post in the joint series we've been running this month, along with our friends over at Lawfare and the European Journal of International Law (EJIL:Talk!), on topics discussed in July at a transatlantic workshop on armed conflict and international law in Oxford. Intercross is pleased to bring you this article by Guest Blogger, Guglielmo Verdirame - an Italian-born Professor of International Law at King's College London in the Department of War Studies and the School of Law. He was previously a university lecturer in law at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He also practices as a barrister. The views expressed in this piece are his own. Thanks to all of the guest bloggers, who contributed to this great series! (See a full list of all posts below.) We hope to do it again next fall!

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2014 Joint series: The intersection of battlefield regulation & criminal responsibility

In this penultimate post from the Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict series, Geoff Corn (South Texas) discusses the topic of how criminal responsibility relates to battlefield regulation.

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2014 Joint series: Harmonizing standards in armed conflict

2014 Joint series: Harmonizing standards in armed conflict

This is the fourth post in a joint series with Lawfare and EJIL:Talk!(the blog of the European Journal of International Law) looking at issues related to international law and armed conflict. These articles are the fruit of a transatlantic workshop that took place in Oxford over the summer. 

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2014 Joint series: Lawfare’s Bobby Chesney examines when IHL ceases to apply

Throughout September, in coordination with our friends over at Lawfare and EJIL:Talk!, we’re following up on this summer’s 2nd annual Tansatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict (which took place in Oxford in July) with a joint blog series exploring a range of interesting issues, including when international humanitarian law ceases to apply.

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2014 Transatlantic dialogue on international law and armed conflict: a joint series

2014 Transatlantic dialogue on international law and armed conflict: a joint series

In the middle of July, a group of academics and government lawyers gathered for two days at Britain's Oxford University to discuss issues related to current challenges pertaining to armed conflict and the applicable law. Participants came from both sides of the Atlantic (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Israel) to share views on a variety of topics.

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