Israel routinely limits the space available for fishing next to the Gaza Strip in response to attacks by Hamas. Whether or not this is legal turns on whether Israel is still occupying Gaza under international law.
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Can International Humanitarian Law Restrain Armed Groups? Lessons from NGO Work on Anti-Personnel Landmines
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A Question of Time: Israel’s State Comptroller Finds Flaws in the IDF’s ‘Protective Edge’ Investigations
Israel's State Comptroller report on the IDF's conduct in Operation Protective Edge raises questions about the effectiveness and credibility of existing accountability mechanisms within the Israeli military. What’s more, the delays described in the report might undermine the legitimacy of IDF’s investigation procedures in the eyes of the Israeli public and international observers.
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A Critical Analysis of the Report of the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into the 2014 Gaza Conflict
Pnina Sharvit Baruch analyzes the Report issued in 2015 by the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry into the conduct of the 2014 Gaza conflict and finds its investigative methodologies, legal analyses of international humanitarian law, and specific conclusions underwhelming at best.
Can the acts of armed forces in the framework of an armed conflict governed by International Humanitarian Law constitute terrorist acts? According to a new judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the answer is yes, at least for the purposes of the EU counterterrorism sanctions regime.
A "brief" review of Marc Weller, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law (Oxford UP 2015).
Does Iran’s publication of the images of American sailors seized in the Persian Gulf and subsequently released implicate Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention?
What does Saudi Arabia's letter to the UN mean for organizations like Doctors Without Borders, as they contemplate humanitarian medical presence in conflicts such as Yemen?