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Armed Non-State Actors and International Human Rights Law: An Analysis of the Practice of the U.N. Security Council and the U.N. General Assembly

By Jessica S. Burniske with Naz K. Modirzadeh and Dustin A. Lewis, June 2017

  • Online version [link];
  • PDF of the full report [link].
 

The Future of U.S. Detention under International Law: Workshop Report

International Committee of the Red Cross, Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, and Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College, 93 International Law Studies 272 (2017) [link]

 

Database of States’ Statements (August 2011–October 2016) concerning Use of Force in relation to Syria

May 2017

  • Background [link]
  • Versions of the database in the following formats [link]: 
    • Google spreadsheet
    • Excel spreadsheet
    • PDF
  • Lawfare Post [link].


Pilot Empirical Survey Study on the Impact of Counterterrorism Measures on Humanitarian Action and an accompanying Comment on that Study

  • Joint publication of the Study and Comment (March 2017) [link].
  • Jessica S. Burniske and Naz K. Modirzadeh, Pilot Empirical Survey Study on the Impact of Counterterrorism Measures on Humanitarian Action, March 2017 [link].
  • Naz K. Modirzadeh, Comment on the Pilot Empirical Survey Study on the Impact of Counterterrorism Measures on Humanitarian Action, March 2017 [link].
  • Study and Comment landing page [link].
 

Indefinite War: Unsettled International Law on the End of Armed Conflict

By Dustin A. Lewis, Gabriella Blum, and Naz K. Modirzadeh, February 2017

  • Online version [link];
  • PDF of the full report - highest quality for printing [link] or smaller size [link];
  • Online version of the report by section:
    • Executive Summary [link];
    • Introduction [link]; 
    • Section 2 - Primer: Key Concepts [link];
    • Section 3 - Diverse Stakes and Stakeholders [link];
    • Section 4 - International Humanitarian Law Provisions concerning the End of International Armed Conflict [link];
    • Section 5 - International Humanitarian Law Provisions concerning the End of International Non-Armed Conflict [link];
    • Section 6 - Challenging Scenarios [link];
    • Section 7 - International Law and the End of the United States’ War on Terror [link];
    • Section 8 - Four Theories on the End of Non-International Armed Conflict [link];
    • Conclusion [link].
  • Report landing page [link].
  • Lawfare Post [link].
 

War-Algorithm Accountability

Dustin A. Lewis, Gabriella Blum, and Naz K. Modirzadeh, August 2016

  • Full report including Bibliography and Appendices (244 pages) 
    • PDF: high quality for print [link] and compressed version [link] (the compressed version is also available on SSRN: link)
  • Standalone Executive Summary (16 pages) 
  • Standalone Bibliography (26 pages)
    • Web [link] and PDF [link] [NB: the PDF of the full report, above, also contains the Bibliography]
  • Standalone Appendices (98 pages)
    • PDF versions: High quality for print (but not text-searchable) [link] and lower quality but text-searchable [link] [NB: The PDF of the full report, above, also contains the Appendices; however, there the Appendices are not text-searchable]
  • Lawfare Post: “Accountability for Algorithmic Autonomy in War,” Lawfare, September 12, 2016 (Gabriella Blum, Dustin A. Lewis, and Naz K. Modirzadeh)
  • PHAP Expert Briefing question-and-answer: “War algorithms and international law - Interview with Dustin A. Lewis,” October 10, 2016.
  • Report without Appendices (149 pages)
 

Suppressing Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Supporting Principled Humanitarian Action: A Provisional Framework for Analyzing State Practice

Jessica Burniske and Dustin A. Lewis, with Naz K. Modirzadeh, October 2015

  • Report PDF [link]
  • Report Web Version [link]
  • Report Executive Summary PDF [link]
  • Report Executive Summary Web Version [link]
  • Report Home Page [link]
  • Online Briefing (Dec. 17, 2015) [link]
 

Medical Care in Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law and State Responses to Terrorism

Dustin A. Lewis, Naz K. Modirzadeh, and Gabriella Blum, September 2015

  • Report PDF [link]
  • Report Web Version [link]
  • Report Home Page [link]
  • Lawfare Post [link]
  • Lawfare Podcast [link]
  • Bill of Health Blog Post [link]
  • PHAP Online Expert IHL Briefing – Video [link]
 

International Counterterrorism Efforts

Online Compendium (Dustin A. Lewis ed.), February 2015

 

Case Studies and Exercises

Naz K. Modirzadeh, Dustin A. Lewis, and Molly R. Gray, with Lisa Brem, February 2015

 

Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement Project

Working Group Briefing Memorandum

Humanitarian Practice Network Paper

Research and Policy Papers

Background Briefings

  • Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement Project, “Congressional Inquiries,” Background Briefing, March 2013.
  • Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Engagement Project, “OFAC Licensing,” Background Briefing, March 2013.