Virtual Book Launch - February 2022

Law-Making and Legitimacy in International Humanitarian Law

February 22nd, 2022 | 21:00 (Israel time) 20:00 (CET) 14:00 (EST)

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is in a state of some turbulence, as a result of, among other things, non-international armed conflicts, terrorist threats and the rise of new technologies. This incisive book observes that while states appear to be reluctant to act as agents of change, informal methods of law-making are flourishing. Illustrating that not only courts, but various non-state actors, push for legal developments, this timely work offers an insight into the causes of this somewhat ambivalent state of IHL by focusing attention on both the legitimacy of law-making processes and the actors involved.


Heike Krieger - Professor of Public and International Law, Freie Universität Berlin

Jonas Püschmann - Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law


Jean-Marie Henckaerts - Legal Adviser in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Head of the project to update the Commentaries Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocols.

Hyeran Jo - Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University.

Tim Meyer - Professor of Law and Director, International Legal Studies Program, Vanderbilt University Law School.


Ido Rosenzweig - ALMA