In the middle of July, a group of academics and government lawyers gathered for two days at Oxford University to discuss issues related to current challenges pertaining to armed conflict and the applicable law. Participants came from both sides of the north Atlantic (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe), and from Israel, to share views on a variety of topics.
Some of those who attended the workshop are now participating in a series of blog posts focussing on specific topics that were addressed during the workshop, including law at the end of armed conflict, partnered operations and security cooperation, and how rules applicable in international armed conflicts (IACs) could apply to non-international armed conflicts (NIACs). Three blogs, Intercross, the blog of the ICRC delegation in Washington DC, EJIL:Talk!, and Lawfare, are coordinating the series, and hosting the posts. Each blog post supports the author’s perspective, and not necessarily that of anyone else at the workshop, or any of the institutions represented.
You can read the first in the series, by Robert Chesney, over at Lawfare: When does the law of armed conflict cease to apply?
We'll be publishing links to the rest of the series as posts are published here.