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.
Spotlight: Cyber Security
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!)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. 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).