Tag Archives: International humanitarian law

Why Is The “Humanization” Of Humanitarian Law Not A Good Idea?

Why Is The “Humanization” Of Humanitarian Law Not A Good Idea? Military necessity is the raison d’être of international humanitarian law (IHL). It permits measures which are actually necessary to accomplish a

US Congressional Approval Or Sole Authority Of President Does Not Legitimize Military Action In Syria

US Congressional Approval Or Sole Authority Of President To Strike Does Not Legitimize Possible Military Action In Syria Under International Law The reaction against the Assad regime for the alleged use of


Oves Anwar

Understanding the Jadhav Case at the International Court of Justice (India v. Pakistan)

Understanding the Jadhav Case at the International Court of Justice (India v. Pakistan) Both India and Pakistan recently presented oral arguments on provisional measures before the ICJ in the Jadhav Case (India

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International Humanitarian Law And Technological Advancement In Weaponry

International Humanitarian Law And Technological Advancement In Weaponry International humanitarian law (IHL), based on the concepts of jus ad bello, is defined to be the law of war. This means that the laws involved are


Abeer Mustafa

Pakistan’s Recent Counter-Terrorism Measures: A Critical Look

Pakistan’s Recent Counter-Terrorism Measures: A Critical Look When the harrowing attack of 16 December, 2014 took place, it felt as if the world had stopped spinning – for 144 families, it did. Feeling a surging sense

Failed Promise

Failed Promise Although former US President Obama’s administration has achieved milestones correcting the previous regime’s botches, surely, closure of Guantanamo Bay has been neglected. Despite his efforts and condemnation, he could not

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Publication Launch On International Humanitarian Law And Preventive Detention

Publication Launch on International Humanitarian Law and Preventive Detention A publication launch was recently held on International Humanitarian Law and Preventive Detention by the Conflict Law Centre, Research Society of International Law

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Research Society Of International Law’s Latest Publications

Research Society Of International Law’s Latest Publications The Research Society of International Law (RSIL) will be launching two of its most recent publications: Understanding International Humanitarian Law: A Primer on IHL Pakistan’s

International Criminal Court: An Effective Guarantee For Justice

International Criminal Court: An Effective Guarantee For Justice Is there any order and justice in this world? While this might be an expression of prosaism, it’s still justifiable. When we read the


Sikander Ahmed Shah

HR compliance

HR compliance  PAKISTAN has ratified seven out of the nine core UN human rights (HR) treaties. All these instruments require state parties to submit initial and subsequently periodic reports to treaty committees

A Balancing Act

A Balancing Act The US has a shoddy reputation regarding the treatment of civilians at the hands of its military overseas. While US military actions in conflict zones largely go unchecked, their


Sami Ur Rahman

Conflicts Not of an International Character and the Applicable Law

Conflicts Not of an International Character and the Applicable Law ABSTRACT The International humanitarian law (IHL) recognizes two categories of armed conflict: international armed conflict (IAC) and non-international armed conflict (NIAC). A