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Drones, cyber, and more: International humanitarian law and the path ahead
Sean Watts, Video file: Drones, Cyber, and More: International Humanitarian Law and the Path Ahead, in 2014 LENS Conference: LAWshaping in National Security: The Past, the Progress, and the Path Ahead, held by the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke Law School (Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2014).
Fifteen minute excerpt of Sean Watts, one of a panel of three experts at the 20th annual LENS Spring Conference at Duke Law School, discussing how humanitarian law and the law of war is impacted by the increased use of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Low-intensity computer network attack and self-defense
Sean Watts, Low-Intensity Computer Network Attack and Self-Defense, 87 Int'l L. Stud. 59 (2011), reprinted in 41 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 83 (Yoram Dinstein ed., 2011).
Newly created State cyber security agencies, the reality of cyber attacks, and evolutions in cyber attack strategy will have important effects on the UN Charter's security regime, specifically the law governing States' ...
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.
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 ...
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
Under siege: International humanitarian law and Security Council practice concerning siege operations
Sean Watts, Under Siege: International Humanitarian Law and Security Council Practice Concerning Siege Operations, Research and Policy Paper, Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement Project (May 2014), blogs.law.harvard.edu/cheproject/files/2013/10/CHE-Project-IHL-and-SC-Practice-concerning-Urban-Siege-Operations.pdf.
This paper demonstrates that while siege operations, as traditionally practiced, are not technically prohibited, they are now significantly limited by IHL in both international armed conflict and non-international armed ...
Law-of-war precautions: A cautionary note
Sean Watts, Law-of-War Precautions: A Cautionary Note, in The Impact of Emerging Technologies on the Law of Armed Conflict (Eric Talbot Jensen & Ronald T. P. Alcala eds., 2019).
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 ...