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Legal Roundup – March 2014

March 28, 2014

Every few months, Rogier and I compile articles, book chapters, books and blog discussions which we think might be interesting for people conducting research on issues relating to armed groups or non-international armed conflict more generally. We have grouped the articles into categories for convenience, but please be aware that many publications fit into more than one category.

Our thanks go to Claire Huijts, intern at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, for her assistance in compiling this edition of the Legal Roundup.

 

General

 

Clapham, Andrew and Gaeta, Paola eds, The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict, March 2014

 

Gejji, Part, ‘Can insurgent courts be legitimate within international humanitarian law?’, Texas law review, Vol. 91, no. 6 (2013), pp 1525-1559

 

Janik, Ralph, R., Putting Security Council Resolution 2098 on the Democratic Republic of Congo in Context: The Long Way of Peacekeeping, 10 Human Security Perspectives, 2014, pp. 142-185

Conflict classification

 

Bartels, Rogier, ‘From Jus in Bello to Jus Post Bellum: When Do Non-International Armed Conflicts End?’ in Carsten Stahn, Jennifer Easterday & Jens Iverson (eds), Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations (OUP, February 2014) (SSRN version)

 

Casey-Maslen, Stuart, The War Report 2012, Oxford University Press, December 2013

 

Corn, Geoffrey, S., Geography of Armed Conflict: Why it is a Mistake to Fish for the Red Herring, International Law Studies, Naval War College, 2013, Vol. 89, pp. 77-107

 

Draper, Katherine, ‘Why a war without a name may need one : policy-based application of international humanitarian law in the Algerian war’, 48(2013) Texas international law journal, Vol. 48, No. 3 (2013), pp 575-603

 

Margulies, P., Networks in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Crossing Borders and Defining Organized Armed Group, International Law Studies, Naval War College, 2013, Vol. 89, pp. 54-76

 

Okimoto, K., Relationship Between a State and an Organised Armed Group and its Impact on the Classification of Armed Conflict, Amsterdam Law Forum, 2013, Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 33-51

 

Schmitt, M.N., Charting the Legal Geography of Non-International Armed Conflict, International Law Studies, Naval War College, January 2014, Volume 90, no. 1, pp. 1-19

 

Vité Sylvain, Between Consolidation and Innovation: The International Criminal Court’s Trial Chamber Judgment in the Lubanga Case, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol 15, 2012

 

Drones and other transnational military operations

 

Radin, S., Global Armed Conflict: The Threshold of Extraterritorial Non-International Armed Conflicts, International Law Studies, Naval War College, 2013, Vol. 89, pp. 696 – 743

 

Targeting and detention

 

Hill-Cawthorne, L., The Copenhagen Principles on the Handling of Detainees: Implications for the Procedural Regulation of Internment, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, Winter 2013, Vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 481-497 

 

Liss, R., The Abuse of Ambiguity: The Uncertain Status of Omar Khadr under International Law, The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, December 2013

 

Margulies, P., Constraining Targeting in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Safe Conduct for Combatants Conducting Informal Dispute Resolution, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 46, no. 4, p. 1041-1077

 

Newton, Michael and Larry May, Proportionality in International Law (OUP, 2014), 352 pages (info)

 

Schmitt, M.N., Extraterritorial Lethal Targeting: Deconstructing the Logic of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 2013, Vol. 52, no. 1

 

Wagstaff, Robert, Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law: US and UK Perspectives (OUP December 2013), 400 pages (info)

 

Human rights

 

Fabbrini, F., The European Court of Human Rights, Extraordinary Renditions and the Right to the Truth: Ensuring Accountability for Gross Human Rights Violations Committed in the Fight Against Terrorism, Human Rights Law Review, March 2014,Vol. 14, no. 1, p.85

 

Fortin, Katharine, Complementarity between the ICRC and the United Nations and international humanitarian law and international human rights law, 1948-1968, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 888

 

Rodenhäuser, T., Fundamental Standards of Humanity: How International Law Regulates Internal Strife, Journal for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, March 2013, Vol. 26, p. 121-130

 

Jus ad bellum

 

Banks, W., The Role of Counterterrorism Law in Shaping ad Bellum Norms for Cyber Warfare, International Law Studies, Naval War College, 2013, Vol. 89, pp. 157-197

 

Fox, Gregory, ‘Intervention by Invitation’, SSRN version, forthcoming in Marc Weller (ed), The Oxford Handbook on the Use of Force (2015)

 

Hmoud, M., Are New Principles Really Needed? The Potential of the Established Distinction Between Responsibility for Attacks by Non-state Actors and the Law of Self-Defense, The American Journal of International Law, July 2013, Vol. 107, No. 3, pp. 576-579

 

Ruys, T., Of Arms, Funding and ‘Non-Lethal Assistance’ – Third-State Intervention in the Syrian Civil War, Chinese Journal of International Law, Forthcoming 2014

 

Cyber warfare

 

Heintschel von Heinegg, Wolff, The Tallinn Manual and International Cyber Security Law, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol 15, 2012

 

Liivoja, Rain and McCormack, Tim, Law in the Virtual Battlespace: The Tallin Manual and the Jus in Bello, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol 15, 2012

 

Tsagourias, Nicholas, The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare: A Commentary on Chapter II – The Use of Force, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol 15, 2012

 

International criminal law & transitional justice

 

Currie, R.J., Fannie Lafontaine, Prosecuting Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes in Canadian Courts, Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2013, Vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 1166-1168

 

Drumbl, Mark, A., The Effects of the Lubanga Case on Understanding and Preventing Child Soldiering, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol 15, 2012

 

Gal, T., Unexplored Outcomes of Tadić: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy, Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2014, Vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 59-80

 

Jalloh, C.C.,The Sierra Leone Special Court and its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law, (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014)

 

Kontorovich, E., Israel/Palestine – The ICC’s Uncharted Territory, Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2013, Vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 979-999

 

Pocar, Fausto, Pedrazzi, Marco and Frulli, Micaela eds, War Crimes and the Conduct of Hostilities: Challenges to Adjudication and Investigation, Edward Elgar Publishing, September 2013.

 

Rubin, J.S., Transitional Justice against the State: Lessons from Spanish Civil Society-Led Forensic Exhumations, International Journal of Transitional Justice, 2014, Vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 99-120

 

Ronen, Y., Israel, Palestine and the ICC — Territory Uncharted but not Unknown, Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2014, Vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 7-25

 

Stegmiller, I., The International Criminal Court and Mali: Towards More Transparency in International Criminal Law Investigations?, Criminal Law Forum, December 2014,Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 475- 499

 

Tan, Joe, Sexual Violence Against Children on the Battlefield as a Crime of Using Child Soldiers: Square Pegs in Round Holes and Missed Opportunities in Lubanga, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, Vol 15, 2012

 

Van der Wilt, H.G.,Stahn C. and El Zeidy M.,Self-Referrals as an Indication of the Inability of States to Cope with Non-State Actors, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper, January 2014, no. 2014-04

 

Miscellaneous

 

Blanchard, Christopher (et al), Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response (Report US Congressional Research Service, January 2014

 

Bílková, V., Belligerent Reprisals in Non-International Armed Conflicts, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, January 2014, Vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 31-65

 

Chotzen, A., Beyond Bounds: Morocco’s Rif War and the Limits of International Law, Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Spring 2014, Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 33-54

 

Malantowicz, A., Civil War in Syria and the ‘New Wars’ Debate, Amsterdam Law Forum, 2013, Vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 52-60

 

Ugarriza, J.E., and Craig, M., The Relevance of Ideology to Contemporary Armed Conflicts: A Quantitative Analysis of Former Combatants in Colombia, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Forthcoming, pp. 1-53

 

Blog posts:

 

Bartels, R., Guest Post: Bartels–Temporal Scope of Application of IHL: When do Non-International Armed Conflicts End? Part 1, February 19, 2014, Opinio Juris

 

Bartels, R., Guest Post: Bartels–Temporal Scope of Application of IHL: When do Non-International Armed Conflicts End? Part 2, February 20, 2014, Opinio Juris

 

Deeks, A., Is (or Was) Ukraine in a Non-International Armed Conflict?, February 21, 2014, Lawfare

 

Heffes, E., and Kotlik, M.D., Special Agreements Concluded by Armed Opposition Groups: Where is the Law?, EJILTalk!, February 27 2014

 

Jorritsma, Remi, Certain (Para-)Military Activities in the Crimea: Legal Consequences for the Application of International Humanitarian Law, 9 March 2014, Opinio Juris

 

For previous Armed Groups and International Law legal roundups see here (September 2012), here (November 2012), here (February 2013), here (March-June 2013) and here (November 2013).

 

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