Naz Modirzadeh

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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

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. 

International Law

Folk Law and Obama Administration Mythology: Four Stakes

Marty Lederman and I have been engaged in a debate over the past few weeks, and last Monday he wrote a lengthy and thoughtful “Monday Reflection” over at Just Security concerning some of my arguments here at Lawfare and in my article, Folk International Law. I would like to use this post, my last in this exchange, to raise four of the bigger stakes that I think arise out of our discussion.