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A Response to Steve Vladeck and Kevin Jon Heller

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM

In recent posts both on Lawfare and at Opinio Juris, Steve and Kevin Jon Heller (here and here) sharply critiqued the brief that Jim Schoettler and I filed on Thursday for Former Government Officials, Former Military Lawyers and Scholars of National Security Law asking the en banc D.C. Circuit to uphold the military commission conviction . . .
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“Carrying Arms Openly,” Drones, and Covert Action

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Jens David Ohlin (Cornell) has an interesting post up at LieberCode in which he discusses a range of LOAC issues raised by CIA involvement in drone strikes.  Jens raises the question whether CIA personnel involved in drone strikes can qualify for combat immunity.  Building from the premise that this question turns on compliance with the . . .
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The Capture-or-Kill Debate #11: Goodman Responds to Ohlin

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

The following guest post is the latest in a series comprising a debate as to whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances.  The debate involves Professor Ryan Goodman, on one hand, and an array of posts from Professors Kevin Heller, Jens Ohlin, Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris . . .
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Ohlin on Capture-or-Kill

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Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:17 PM

I have been curating a running debate about whether LOAC requires an attempt to capture rather than a first-resort to lethal force in some circumstances, sparked by a paper from Professor Ryan Goodman and including responses and more from Professors Geoff Corn, Laurie Blank, Chris Jenks, Eric Jensen, and Kevin Heller.  The relevant posts to this point . . .
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Readings: Jens Ohlin, ‘The Duty to Capture’

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Jack Goldsmith has flagged NYU professor Ryan Goodman’s European Journal of International Law article, “The Power to Kill or Capture Enemy Combatants,” as well as a Slate article by Goodman drawn from that academic journal piece, “The Lesser Evil: What the Obama administration isn’t telling you about drones: the standard rule is capture, not kill.”  Goodman’s . . .
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Ohlin on the Displacement of IHRL by IHL (and Response from Rona, and Reply from Ohlin)

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Interesting comments on the interplay of IHL and IHRL here from Jens David Ohlin (Cornell), whose new blog Lieber Code is well worth reading on a regular basis.  [Update: Gabor Rona responds to Jens here] [2nd update: Jens replies to Gabor's response here.]