14 June 2021, 6 pm CEST
Analyzing Military Necessity
Dr. Nobuo Hayashi & Dr. Dieter Fleck & Prof. Dr. Stefan Oeter
The principle of military necessity is, like the other core principles of international humanitarian law (IHL) such as distinction or proportionality, an essential component of IHL. It allows for measures that are necessary to accomplish a lawful military purpose. In general, the only lawful military purpose is to weaken the other belligerent's military capacity, which can run counter to humanitarian exigencies. Past conflicts (e.g. the use of lethal force by Israel or the destruction of cultural property in Mali ) illustrate the challenges regarding military necessity in practice. How can military commanders and legal advisors in the field apply military necessity? How can it be better operationalized?
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28 June 2021, 6 pm CEST
UN Diplomacy Reloaded?
Blanca Montejo & Maximilian Waßmuth