Investigations in Armed Conflict

Image by Shutterstock Investigations into alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in armed conflict are crucial to the implementation of these bodies of law. There are, however, numerous legal and practical challenges that arise when considering a State’s obligations under international law with regard to such investigations. These include establishing … Continue reading Investigations in Armed Conflict

Space Weapons and the Use of Force in Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon

Photo credit: Unsplash By Dr. Erin Pobjie (@EPobjie), Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Russia’s unannounced direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile test earlier this month raises important legal and policy questions about the prohibition on the use of force in outer space. The highly destructive weapons test – which forced astronauts aboard the International Space Station … Continue reading Space Weapons and the Use of Force in Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon