Laurie Blank

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Laurie R. Blank is a clinical professor of law and director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law, where she teaches international humanitarian law and works directly with students to provide assistance to international tribunals, non-governmental organizations, and law firms around the world on cutting-edge issues in humanitarian law and human rights.

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Israel-Palestine

The UN Gaza Report: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent Commission of Inquiry has turned the principle of equal application of LOAC on its head in its recently released report on the 2014 conflict in Gaza. Instead of equal application, the unifying thread in the report more accurately appears to be “heads I win, tails you lose.”