My main interest in this thread is the proposition that the term “war crimes” has a relatively clear legal meaning, and that there’s considerable treaty law, case law, and learned sc
This is why making land mines illegal is a good idea: Vacationers and other people along the rivers and beaches near the North Korean border were confronted by a deadly surprise over the weekend, as d
The outing of Army Specialist Bradley Manning for his alleged role in leaking classified documents to Wikileaks raises a number of questions in my mind about the relationship between whistle-blowing,
Unconscionable. This makes me want to take a second look at Polly Higgins’ idea of prosecuting catastrophic corporate negligence at the International Criminal Court.
Chilling. Andrew Sullivan initially reported that the US media was completely ignoring this story, but that’s not true now. Quite a number of commentators have expressed outrage at the torture o
Later this year, state parties will get together to revisit the Statute for the International Criminal Court. Definitely on the agenda is clarifying the crime of aggression, which was left hanging in
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of people: Five of the Somali pirates who released a hijacked oil-laden Saudi supertanker drowned with their share of a reported $3 million ransom after t
Kenneth Anderson proposes Q-ships to solve the problem of piracy: There are many legal questions here, of course. But I had a conversation with a US Navy officer, not a lawyer, but someone with operat