Naz Modirzadeh

Naz K. Modirzadeh is the founding Director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC).

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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.

If It’s Broke, Don’t Make it Worse: A Critique of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism

The UN Secretary-General's Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism would seem to be the ambitious global agenda required to counter the "scourge of our times." But it suffers from a number of fatal flows.