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Rapid Response Seminar: Humanitarian Intervention, International Law and Syria

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by Duncan Hollis Normally, we post our conference announcements weekly, but we just got word of one tomorrow that’s worth flagging.  The British Institute of International and Comparative law (BIICL) will be holding a Rapid Response Seminar tomorrow, September 11, from 4-6 pm to discuss ‘Humanitarian Intervention, International Law and Syria’.  As the title suggests, […]

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Federalist Society Teleconference on a Cyber Jus Ad Bellum

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by Duncan Hollis For readers interested in cyber issues, I wanted to briefly note a Federalist Society Teleconference I was invited to participate in tomorrow at 2 pm (John Yoo is the other panelist).  The session is titled, “Attacks, Exploits and Intrusions: When Is a Cyber Incident an Act of War? What Responses Are Warranted?” [...]

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The Costs of Diplomatic Immunity

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by Duncan Hollis International lawyers are used to explaining to skeptics the functional case for diplomatic immunity by emphasizing the benefits it provides.  Here’s the 5 second version: we want our diplomats to be able to communicate with their host States since the alternative to communication is often (and certainly used to be) conflict.  To [...]

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2012 U.S. Digest on International Law Now Available

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by Duncan Hollis Today, the U.S. Department of State released the 2012 edition of its Digest of U.S. practice in international law (for a brief history of these Digests see the accompanying press release here).  Under the editorship of CarrieLyn D. Guymon, the Digest addresses a number of key international legal developments from 2012, including [...]

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