The Obligations to Respect, Protect and Fulfil
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Post No.: 0799   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Following on from our introduction to International Human Rights Law in Post No.: 0792 – States should respect (typically these are negative obligations), protect (typically these are positive obligations) and fulfil (these are … Read More

International Human Rights Law (IHRL)
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Post No.: 0792   Fluffystealthkitten says:   While Furrywisepuppy got interested in International Humanitarian Law (IHL), I got interested in International Human Rights Law (IHRL). So like what my buddy did with IHL, this condensed rundown of IHRL is primarily … Read More

Open Borders, For and Against
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Post No.: 0786   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It could be said that we tacitly consent to the government and the laws of the land we live on by virtue of us not leaving. We’re always free to emigrate. However, many … Read More

War Crimes, the ICC, Ad Hoc and Hybrid Tribunals
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Post No.: 0781   Furrywisepuppy says:   Carrying on from Post No.: 0768, where we mentioned that we would take a look at how individuals who violate international law are prosecuted – the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a permanent … Read More

State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts
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Post No.: 0768   Furrywisepuppy says:   Regardless of whether international law violations committed by States are settled by an international court or via independent interactions between States – the legal consequences are guided by general rules of international law … Read More

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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Post No.: 0744   Furrywisepuppy says:   International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is implemented and enforced primarily by States/countries themselves. Other mechanisms are also provided via IHL treaties or international organisations – chiefly the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) … Read More

‘White Collar’ Versus ‘Blue Collar’ Crimes
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Post No.: 0731   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s easier to not feel the need to commit any crimes if one is financially wealthy and comfortable compared to poor and in a desperate situation to survive.   …Having said that, if … Read More

The Law of Occupation and the Law of Neutrality
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Post No.: 0726   Furrywisepuppy says:   Occupation during the course of an armed conflict occurs when one State exercises ‘effective’ control over the territory of another without a claim of formal sovereignty over that territory, whether the foreign armed … Read More

Expert Testimonies and Forensic Evidence
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Post No.: 0720   Furrywisepuppy says:   During criminal or civil trials, expert witnesses with specialised knowledge within their realms of expertise might be brought in to help in areas that are beyond the scope of the average person’s knowledge, … Read More

Lawful Weapons or Means, and Methods, of Warfare
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Post No.: 0710   Furrywisepuppy says:   The means and methods of warfare mustn’t cause superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering to combatants. The ‘means’ commonly refer to weapons. The ‘methods’ commonly refer to strategies and tactics.   Along with this … Read More

Military Objectives and Legitimate Targets
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Post No.: 0700   Furrywisepuppy says:   Members of irregular armed forces (e.g. militias, paramilitaries, mercenaries) may lose their status as combatants in international armed conflicts (IACs), and therefore their right to protection as POWs, if they don’t respect certain … Read More

Civilians and Directly Participating in Hostilities
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Post No.: 0691   Furrywisepuppy says:   In war, attacks on civilians or civilian objects are prohibited even when carried out as reprisals (revenge). A tit-for-tat response to a prior violation of IHL by the enemy (e.g. ‘you’ve slain my … Read More

The Hague Conventions, Attacks and Military Advantages
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Post No.: 0679   Furrywisepuppy says:   Last time on the subject of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), we briefly ran through some of the central provisions stemming from the Geneva Conventions (Post No.: 0660). This time, we’ll start outlining some … Read More

Exploiting Anonymity, Opacity and Secrecy
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Post No.: 0669   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Anonymity is a criminal’s best friend. They want opacity, secrecy and privacy regarding what they do. Anonymity reduces the chances of being identified and caught, and thus plays into the cost-benefit calculation of … Read More

The Geneva Conventions, POWs and Protected Persons
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Post No.: 0660   Furrywisepuppy says:   At the time of publishing, there’s sadly a Russo-Ukrainian IAC (see Post No.: 0652 regarding such terminology) – technically ongoing since 2014, along with the military occupation of Crimea, and parallel rebel NIAC(s) … Read More

International and Non-International Armed Conflicts
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Post No.: 0652   Furrywisepuppy says:   War crimes can only be committed in situations of armed conflict. And the list of applicable war crimes varies according to whether it’s an international armed conflict (IAC) or a non-international armed conflict … Read More

Prosecuting Murderers and Serial Killers
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Post No.: 0635   Furrywisepuppy says:   All evidence that will be relied upon in court by the prosecution should be disclosed to the defence in advance of the trial so that they can prepare their arguments and counter-evidence for … Read More

Treaties and Customary Law in the Context of IHL
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Post No.: 0623   Furrywisepuppy says:   As a furry primer on international law before we continue on our exploration of International Humanitarian Law (IHL), which started in Post No.: 0612 – the two main sources of international law are … Read More

Bribes and the Abuse or Misuse of Power and Trust
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Post No.: 0619   Furrywisepuppy says:   Acts of corruption include bribes, kickbacks (collusion), extortion (coercion), embezzlement (theft), money laundering, blackmail and undue influence (exploitation). It also includes nepotism, cronyism or otherwise favourably helping one’s relatives or mates in professional … Read More

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) or the ‘Law of War’
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Post No.: 0612   Furrywisepuppy says:   I recently became deeply intrigued by International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The following series of posts centred on this area of international law will present an overview to hopefully whet your appetite on the … Read More

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