Mélange du Mercredi/War in Cities: The Spectre of Total War

Mélange du Mercredi/War in Cities: The Spectre of Total 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, Vincent Bernard, Editor in Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross, writes an editorial looking at War in Cities: The Spectre of Total War. 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/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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Livestream: Launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention

Livestream: Launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention

On May 4, 2017, on the occasion of the online launch of the Updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention, the ICRC will convene a panel of experts at the Humanitarium to discuss the Commentary's main findings. This livestreamed event will discuss how international humanitarian law (IHL) protects wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of the armed forces in case of an armed conflict at sea. The event is part of the Conference Cycle on "Generating Respect for the Law", which aims at addressing the importance of IHL and prevention efforts.

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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/ the Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach

 Mélange du Mercredi/ the Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach

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 Jamie A. Williamson looks at The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach. 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/Droit International Humanitaire

Mélange du Mercredi/Droit International Humanitaire

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 Antoine P. Kabore, Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, reviews Droit International Humanitaire. 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/International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Mélange du Mercredi/International Law and the Classification of Conflicts

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix). Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in scholarly resources, focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, we're looking at International Law and the Classification of Conflict. This review was written by Dr. Roberta Arnold, Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, and Professor of International Law, University College London and was originally published in the International Review of the Red Cross: Business Violence and Conflict

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Mélange du Mercredi/The Evolution of Warfare

Mélange du Mercredi/The Evolution of Warfare

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're looking at the latest edition of the International Review of the Red Cross, The Evolution of Warfare.  We've featured the book reviews contained in this edition in earlier Mélange du Mercredis, but the overall Review itself deserves some attention in light of current discussions. 

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Mélange du Mercredi/The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law

Mélange du Mercredi/The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix), our weekly book review courtesy of our friends over at the International Review of the Red Cross. Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading resources and focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, Shane Darcy reviews The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law by Sharon Weill.

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Mélange du Mercredi/Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law

Mélange du Mercredi/Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix), our weekly book review courtesy of our friends over at the International Review of the Red Cross. Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading resources and focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, Sarah Barr reviews Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees and International Humanitarian Law, edited by David James Cantor and Jean-François Durieux.

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Mélange du Mercredi/Henry Dunant: La croix d’un homme

Mélange du Mercredi/Henry Dunant: La croix d’un homme

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, Francois Bugnion reviews Henry Dunant: La croix d’un Homme, originally published in the International Review. 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/Nuclear Weapons under International Law

Mélange du Mercredi/Nuclear Weapons under International Law

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, ICRC Intern Eleanor Mitchell reviews Nuclear Weapons under International Law, originally published in the International Review. 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/Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

Mélange du Mercredi/Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

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, R. James Orr reviews Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare, originally published in the International Review. 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 Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

Mélange du Mercredi/The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

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, Francoise Bouchet-Saulnier reviews The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law, originally published in the International Review. 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 Ironic Spectator

Mélange du Mercredi/The Ironic Spectator

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. Today, Jean-Yves Clémenzo reviews The Ironic Spectator by Lilie Chouliaraki. 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/Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict

Mélange du Mercredi/Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict

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, Ellen Policinski, Thematic Editor for the International Review of the Red Cross, reviews Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict by Emily Crawford

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Mélange du Mercredi/Military Self-Interest in Accountability for Core International Crimes

Mélange du Mercredi/Military Self-Interest in Accountability for Core International Crimes

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, William J. Fenrick, a Canadian military lawyer and former Senior Legal Adviser for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, reviews Military Self-Interest in Accountability for Core International Crimes, edited by Morten Bergsmo and Tianying Song.

 

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Mélange du Mercredi/Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict

Mélange du Mercredi/Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict

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. 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

This week Kenneth Watkin has written a summary exclusively for Intercross of his new book, Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

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Mélange du Mercredi/International Law & Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles & Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War

Mélange du Mercredi/International Law & Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles & Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War

Welcome to Mélange du Mercredi (Wednesday Mix), our weekly book review courtesy of our friends over at the International Review of the Red Cross. Each week, we highlight one of the latest and greatest in reading resources and focusing on a variety of issues pertaining to international humanitarian law. This week, Reviewer Anne Quentin takes a look at Laurie R. Blank and Gregory P. Noone's book, International Law & Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War

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