Law and War: An Uneasy Relationship

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??????????Organizers: Or Bassok (LAW Fellow), Pablo Kalmanovitz (LAW Fellow), Michal Onderco (SPS Fellow)

12 March 2015, 11:00-13:00
Sala del Capitolo



  • Are so-called killer robots – machines that can decide autonomously on the use of lethal force – inherently unlawful?
  • Labeling states as “rogue” does not lead to change of their behavior. But what if there is a different point in such labeling?
  • If combatants follow orders approved by military lawyers, can they still refuse to obey these orders if they find them manifestly unlawful?
  • Are crimes against humanity an extension of war crimes or is it a distinct moral and legal category in the context of international criminal law?

These and other questions will be discussed in the “Law and War”  workshop.

Programme (pdf)