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Trump’s pledge to “totally destroy” North Korea – a threat too far?

October 20, 2017

By Toby Fenton   In his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, US President Donald Trump declared that “North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.” Laying out the proposed US response to this threat, Trump made his position clear: while … Continue reading “Trump’s pledge to “totally destroy” North Korea – a threat too far?”


Strife Feature – A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar

December 28, 2016

By: Jessica “Zhanna” Malekos Smith Whether you are a cybersecurity professional, policymaker, or student, this article is a beginner’s guide to understanding the ‘musical scales’ of cyberwar. As such, it addresses what constitutes a use of force in cyberspace and how states may lawfully respond. Understanding the legal confines of offensive and defensive cyber operations … Continue reading “Strife Feature – A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar”


The future of international criminal justice

August 8, 2016

By: Henry Redwood In December 2015 the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) delivered its final verdict with the “Butare” appeals judgement.  The trial had found that 6 defendants, including a mother and son, were responsible for the death, rape and suffering of tens of thousands people throughout Butare prefecture during the Rwandan genocide in … Continue reading “The future of international criminal justice”


Gambling with impunity: al-Bashir, South Africa & the ICC

June 22, 2015

By Beatrice Tesconi: News that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s jet had taken off from a military base in Pretoria last Monday sparked two starkly different reactions. Upon his arrival in Khartoum, Bashir received a hero’s welcome from hundreds of supporters cheering his safe return home in defiance of a South African court order barring his departure. … Continue reading “Gambling with impunity: al-Bashir, South Africa & the ICC”


Drones series, Part III. War, peace and the spaces in between: Drones in international law

April 15, 2014

By Dr. Jack McDonald: The Legal Regulation of UAVs Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)[1] don’t have to be used as weapons, but military UAVs require the same regulation as any other weapon system. Since the American use of UAVs to conduct targeted killings of people it defines as militants and terrorists, activists in a number of … Continue reading “Drones series, Part III. War, peace and the spaces in between: Drones in international law”


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