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Cyber law development and the United States Law of War Manual
Sean Watts, Cyber Law Development and the United States Law of War Manual, in International Cyber Norms: Legal, Policy & Industry Perspectives 49 (Anna-Maria Osula and Henry Rõigas eds., 2016).
This chapter examines the recently released United States Department of Defense (DoD) Law of War Manual to sample sovereign views on the current state of international law applicable to cyberspace operations and to assess ...
Understanding the distinct function of the combatant status review tribunals: A response to Blocher
Geoffrey Corn, Eric Talbot Jensen, & Sean Watts, Understanding the Distinct Function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals: A Response to Blocher, 116 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 327 (2007), http://yalelawjournal.org/forum/understanding-the-distinct-function-of-the-combatant-status-review-tribunals-a-response-to-blocher.
This article addresses the limited and distinct function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals established by the Department of Defense to review enemy combatant designations. It explains how the predicate legal ...
'Unlawful enemy combatant': Status, theory of culpability, or neither?
Mark David Maxwell & Sean M. Watts, 'Unlawful Enemy Combatant': Status, Theory of Culpability, or Neither? 5 J. Int'l Crim. Just. 19 (2007).
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 represents the United States' most recent effort to establish a forum to try detainees captured in its 'Global War on Terrorism'. This article briefly explores the Act's use of the term ...
Beyond state-centrism: International law and non-state actors in cyberspace
Michael N. Schmitt & Sean Watts, Beyond State-Centrism: International Law and Non-state Actors in Cyberspace, 21 J. Conflict & Security L. (2016).
Classically, States and non-State actors were differentiated not only by disparities in legal status but also by significant imbalances in resources and capabilities. Not surprisingly, international law developed a ...
Sean Watts, Law-of-War Perfidy, 219 Mil. L. Rev. 106 (2014).
The structural role of law-of-war perfidy is widely unappreciated and misunderstood. More than a prohibition of underhanded or dishonorable conduct, the prohibition of perfidy is an essential buttress to the law of war as ...
Present and future conceptions of the status of government forces in non-international armed conflict
Sean Watts, Present and Future Conceptions of the Status of Government Forces in Non-International Armed Conflict, 88 Int'l L. Stud. 145 (2012).
Legal voids exist and operate nowhere more clearly and widely in international law than in the laws of war applicable to non-international armed conflicts (NIAC). Status of government actors in NIAC provides an intriguing ...
Domestic investigation of suspected law of armed conflict violations: United States procedures, policies, and practices
Sean Watts, Domestic Investigation of Suspected Law of Armed Conflict Violations: United States Procedures, Policies, and Practices, in 14 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 85 (Michael N. Schmitt & Louise Arimatsu, eds., 2012).
This article outlines the investigative procedures available under current United States domestic law for suspected LOAC violations. Formal and informal procedures available under both civil and military justice systems ...
Cyber conflict: Once far-fetched, now a global threat
Sean Watts, Cyber Conflict: Once Far-Fetched, Now a Global Threat, Creighton Law., Fall 2013, at 12.
Report on United States law of armed conflict investigations and prosecution practices
Sean Watts, Report on United States Law of Armed Conflict Investigations and Prosecution Practices, in Israel's Mechanisms for Examining and Investigating Complaints and Claims of Violations of the Laws of Armed Conflict According to International Law 485 (Turkel Comm'n ed., 2013).
This report responds to interrogatories provided by the report sponsors concerning United States law of armed conflict investigation and prosecution practices and policies. Where possible the report relies on
International law and modern armed conflict: Can law really make a difference?
Sean Watts, International Law and Modern Armed Conflict: Can Law Really Make a Difference?, Neb. Law., Nov./Dec. 2013, at 19.