ALMA Newsletter - July 2022
Welcome to our July 2022 IHL Newsletter.
For this issue we have a spotlight on Cyber Security framework with very interesting writing from different leading scholars.
I would like to also invite you to the upcoming session of our book launch series taking place on July 6. This book launch is a joint event of ALMA together with The Federmann Cyber Security Research Center at the Hebrew University, on a very timely publication: "The Rights to Privacy and Data Protection in Times of Armed Conflict" edited by Russell Buchan and Asaf Lubin.
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Spotlight: Cyber Security
1) James Andrew Lewis, "Cyber War and Ukraine" (CSIS)
2) Stephan Koloßa, "The Dangers of Hacktivism" (Völkerrechtsblog)
3) Marco Roscini & Francois Delarue, "Cyber Operations, Armed Conflicts And International Law" (Geneva Academy, via Youtube)
4) Michael N. Schmitt, "Ukraine symposium – U.S. offensive cyber operations in support of Ukraine" (West Point)
5) Professor Mariarosaria Taddeo, "Why we need philosophy and ethics of cyber warfare" (Oxford University)
6) Michael N. Schmitt, "The United Kingdom on International Law in Cyberspace" (Ejil:Talk!)
7) Chris Dolan, "NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept Must Enhance Digital Access and Capacities" (Just Security)
8) Michael P. Fischerkeller, "A Cyber Persistence Way to Norms" (Lawfare)
9) Beth George, "Russian Threats and Cybersecurity: Q&A with Beth George, former DOD acting General Counsel" (Just Security)
10) Maggie Miller, "NATO establishes program to coordinate rapid response to cyberattacks" (Politico)
11) ICRC statement in the second session of the OEWG, "International Humanitarian Law imposes essential limits on the conduct of cyber operations" (ICRC)
12) Anusha Kharel, "The extraordinary growth of cyberspace has created new possibilities and threats in warfare..." (Global Campus of Human Rights)
13) Tomasz Zurek, Taylor Woodcock, Magdalena Pacholska, Tom van Engers, Computational Modelling of the Proportionality Analysis under International Humanitarian Law for Military Decision-Support Systems (SSRN)
IHL Articles and Media
1) Helen Durham, "Law of Armed Conflict" (Audiovisual Library)
2) Kyle Johnson & Juan Pappier, "Challenges in Assessing Colombia’s ‘Post Conflict’: A follow-up" (Ejil:Talk!)
3) Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, "The Prosecution of British Fighters by Pro-Russian Separatists in Ukraine" (Ejil:Talk!)
4) Diane Desierto, "The Human Right to Food, Freedom from Hunger, and SDG 2: Global Food Crisis and Starvation Tactics from the Russian Invasion of Ukraine" (Ejil:Talk!)
5) Anoush Baghdassarian, "The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Goes to Court" (Lawfare)
6) A. Dirk Moses, "The Ukraine Genocide Debate Reveals the Limits of International Law" (Lawfare)
7) James Petrila & Phil Wasielewski, "It’s Time to Designate Wagner Group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization" (Lawfare)
8) Ben Connable, "Russia’s 'Demonstration Army' Is a Red Flag for U.S. Security Force Assistance" (Lawfare)
9) Daniel Levine-Spound & Niku Jafarnia, "New Armed Conflict in DR Congo: A Renewed Call for Civilian Protection" (Just Security)
10) Jonathan Kwik & Tom van Engers, "Algorithmic Fog of War: When Lack of Transparency Violates the Law of Armed Conflict" (SSRN)
11) Françoise Hampson, "The relationship between the law of armed conflict and international human rights law" (Articles of War)
12) Michael N. Schmitt, "Finland and Sweden invited to join NATO: significance and process" (Articles of War)
Calls for Papers and Opportunities
1) The Warfare of Tomorrow, Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions. the 5th Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency University of Haifa. Interested scholars should email an abstract of up to 500 words along with a current CV by Thursday, July 7, 2022 to the following address: email@example.com. Researchers asking for support for travel expenses should also submit a letter of request. Abstracts should reflect papers that have not yet been published. Researchers should identify their submission with the following subject line: “Minerva Center— Terrorism and Belligerency Workshop 2022.”
2) Intern with Lawfare! The Lawfare Institute—publisher of information and insight at the intersection of national security, law, and policy—is now accepting fall 2022 internship applications. The selected candidate will have the option of working remotely or in a hybrid model based in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 10, 2022.
3) War and Peace in the 21st Century – The Lifecycle of Modern Armed Conflicts, The Department of International Law at Ludovika – University of Public Service. The war between Russia and Ukraine has reignited old debates on the right to wage war (ius ad bellum) as well as rules to abide by in an armed conflict (ius in bello) along with their ramifications in international criminal law. The conference aims not only to provide a platform for these notions but to also delve deeper into how conflicts can be prevented and resolved, either through diplomatic or judicial methods and how modern peace treaties can be envisioned. Please submit applications by sending an abstract of 150-300 words on the proposed topic of the presentation and article to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 15 July 2022.
4) The 17th Annual Minerva Conference on International Humanitarian Law, call for papers. The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is organizing an international conference that seeks to evaluate the state of the discipline of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) following the dramatic events that have transpired during and in connection with the war in Ukraine. The conference, the seventeenth in the series of Minerva annual international conferences on IHL, will take place on 13-14 November 2022, in Jerusalem. The submission deadline is 1 August 2022.
Upcoming IHL Events
1) A joint hybrid book launch of ALMA and The Federmann Cyber Security Research Center at the Hebrew University, on a very timely publication: "The Rights to Privacy and Data Protection in Times of Armed Conflict" edited by Russell Buchan and Asaf Lubin. The event will take place both online (via ALMA's Facebook page) and at the Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Israel. July 6th, 2022, 12:00 (Israel time) 11:00 (CET).
2) 45th Sanremo Round Table on “After the conflict before the peace: legal, military and humanitarian issues during the transition”, International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross. The event will take place on September 7-9, 2022, Sanremo, Italy.
3) Disarmament and non-proliferation of WMD 2022. From 19 to 23 September, the Asser Institute in The Hague will host the thirteenth training program on disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, co-organized with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The Hague, Netherlands.
4) War and Peace in the 21st Century – The Lifecycle of Modern Armed Conflicts, The Department of International Law at Ludovika – University of Public Service. The war between Russia and Ukraine has reignited old debates on the right to wage war (ius ad bellum) as well as rules to abide by in an armed conflict (ius in bello) along with their ramifications in international criminal law. The conference aims not only to provide a platform for these notions but to also delve deeper into how conflicts can be prevented and resolved, either through diplomatic or judicial methods and how modern peace treaties can be envisioned. 23 September 2022, Ludovika Campus (Budapest, Hungary).
For information about more IHL events from all over the world, please visit our Upcoming IHL Events webpage