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Legal Roundup – 12 September 2012

September 12, 2012

Every few months, Katharine and I will compile a legal roundup of academic publications, legal developments and blog discussions on legal issues relating to armed groups and international law, which may be interesting for academics as well as and practitioners working in this field. Here is the first of these compilations:

Articles and books:

Drones and other transnational military operations

Targeting and detention

Classification of armed conflict and applicable law

Cyber warfare

  • - David Turns, Cyber Warfare and the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities, Journal of Conflict and Security Law,Vol 17(2), 2012, 279-297
  • - Nicholas Tsagourias, Cyber attacks, self-defence and the problem of attribution, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, Vol 17(2) 2012, 229-244

Human rights

  • - Lauren Groth, Transforming Accountability: a Proposal for Reconsidering how Human Rights Obligations are applied to Private Military Security Firms, Hastings international and comparative law review, vol. 35(1) 2012, 29-89

Transitional justice

General conflict studies

 SSRN/working papers:

 Blog discussions:

  • - After the launch of the book ‘No Easy Day’ dealing with Operation Neptune Spear, i.e. the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s hiding place in Pakistan, Opinio Juris featured an extensive discussion (that was continued a few days later) on whether or not Bin Laden qualified as a person hors de combat and, as such, his killing would constitute a war crime.
  • - One of the contributors to the LawfareBlog did an interview with Bruce Riedel, an American expert on Al-Qaida, which dealt with the state of Al-Qaida today, the posture of the Taliban and other regional terrorist groups, targeted killing, and the U.S. counterterrorism policy. A podcast and report of the interview are available here.

If you would like to alert us of a publication which you would like to appear on the next list, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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