A review of Kenneth Watkin's Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2016).
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Joint Series: Querying the Roles for Human Rights Bodies in the Interplay between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law
Editors Note from Bobby Chesney: Throughout the month of September, a group of blogs including Lawfare, InterCross (the blog of the ICRC), and EJIL:Talk!
Interested in the ongoing debate over the relationship between LOAC and Human Rights Law in general, or the intersection of those bodies of law in relation to non-criminal detention in particular? You won't want to miss this.
Judicial imperialism is defeating the British armed forces. At least this is what the authors of a report recently published by the Policy Exchange---an influential British think tank---claim.
A British think tank called Policy Exchange has released a very interesting report on judicialization of British warfare. Entitled "Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving Our Armed Forces from Defeat by Judicial Diktat," the 50-page report by Richard Elkins, Jonathan Morgan, and Tom Tugendhat opens: "The judiciary is pioneering a revolution in military affairs. Empowered by the Human Rights Act 1998, its spectre now haunts commanders in both war and peace.
Ben asks “What Would it Take to Close Guantanamo?” and he provides a thoughtful response weighted toward the political landscape. But there’s another not-so-merely-philosophical question that underlies his question: what does it mean to “close Guantanamo?”
Findings, Conclusions and Areas of Dispute Between the SSCI Report, the Minority, and the CIA: Part Five
Here is the fifth and final installment in our running, side-by-side comparison of the twenty findings and conclusions of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's Study on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program---along with responses by the Committee Minority and the CIA.
Findings, Conclusions and Areas of Dispute Between the SSCI Report, the Minority, and the CIA: Part Four
In this post, we proceed with Lawfare's ongoing, side-by-side comparison of the SSCI Study's key findings, and responses to them by both the SSCI Minority as well as the CIA.
By way of reminder, the SSCI's Study made twenty findings and conclusions about the CIA's detention and interrogation practices after 9/11---twelve of which the blog has summarized so far, along with any corresponding Minority and CIA remarks.
At approximately 1:40 p.m., John Brennan, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will make a statement on the SSCI's detention and interrogation study. Here's the CSPAN video:
Here is the long-awaited Executive Summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program. The latter includes in a single file a foreword authored by Senator Feinstein, as well as the Study's findings and conclusions.