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Who is a prisoner of war?
Sean Watts, Who Is a Prisoner of War?, in The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary (Andrew Clapham, Paola Gaeta & Marco Sassòli eds., 2015).
This paper examines the qualification provisions for prisoner of war (POW) status under the Third Geneva Convention of 1949 (GC III). It argues that Article 4 of GC III should be understood merely to identify groups whose ...
Decline of international law opinio juris and the law of cyber warfare
Michael N. Schmitt & Sean Watts, The Decline of International Law Opinio Juris and the Law of Cyber Warfare, 50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 189 (2015), reprinted in 91 Int'l L. Stud. 171 (2015).
This article sets forth thoughts regarding the performance of States, particularly the United States, in this informal process of the formation and evolution of international humanitarian, with particular attention paid ...
Regulation-tolerant weapons, regulation-resistant weapons and the law of war
Sean Watts, Regulation-Tolerant Weapons, Regulation-Resistant Weapons and the Law of War, 91 Int'l L. Stud. 540 (2015).
The historical record of international weapons law reveals both regulation-tolerant weapons and regulation-resistant weapons, identifiable by a number of criteria including effectiveness, novelty, deployment, medical ...