Dustin Lewis

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Dustin A. Lewis is Senior Researcher at the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict.

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International Law: LOAC

Indefinite War

In Indefinite War: Unsettled International Law on the End of Armed Conflict, a new report for the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, we argue that international law, as it now stands, provides insufficient guidance to ascertain the end of many armed conflicts on factual, normative, and legal grounds. 

Autonomous Weapon Systems

Accountability for Algorithmic Autonomy in War

 A recently-published briefing report from the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, devises the new concept of "war algorithms" to describe any algorithm expressed in computer code, effectuated through a constructed system, and capable of operating in relation to armed conflict.

International Law

Medical Care in Armed Conflict: IHL and State Responses to Terrorism

A new report evaluates international humanitarian law protections for wartime medical assistance concerning terrorists. It shows how IHL lays down extensive protections for medical care, which should constrain some domestic criminal proceedings. It also exposes gaps and weaknesses in the protections afforded by IHL itself.