The 2018 Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict brought together participants from diverse professional backgrounds including the military, academia, government and NGOs to address the challenges facing international humanitarian law. The focus of the two-day roundtable centered around international law as it relates to military operations in urban warfare through the lense of various significant conflicts and battles since World War II. As has happened in past years, Lawfare is taking part in the post-workshop transatlantic blog series.
Held under the Chatham House Rule, the workshop was co-sponsored by The Robert Strauss Center at the University of Texas—directed by Bobby Chesney—as well as the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict; the Individualisation of War project, European University Institute, Florence; the Washington DC & London delegations of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and South Texas College of Law.
Blog posts in this series include:
- “Precautionary Measures in Urban Warfare: A Commander’s Obligation to Obtain Information,” Jonathan Horowitz—Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog
- “Sieges, Evacuations and Urban Warfare: Thoughts from the Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict,” Laurie Blank—EJIL Talk!
- “Better Safe than Sorry: Transferring Detainees Safely to Coalition Partners,” Tilman Rodenhauser—Lawfare
- “Medical Care in Armed Conflict,” Parts I and II, Marco Sassoli—Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog
- "Urban Warfare: The Obligations of Defenders," Aurel Sari—Lawfare
- "Are Sieges Prohibited under Contemporary IHL?" Gloria Gaggioli—EJIL Talk!