Fostering greater awareness of civilian casualties caused by combat operations is generally a normative good. But this accounting must be accompanied by strong contextual checks and balances.
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Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict: Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments
[Editor's note: This piece is the latest installment in a mutli-blog series building on the Fifth Annual Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict, as explained in detail here.]
Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict
Wounded and Sick, Proportionality, and Armaments