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Volume 51, No. 3 – Table of Contents for Website

Jun. 1, 2018—  Articles in descending order:   Special Issue: The Law of Armed Conflict by Major Ben Wahlhaus & Hannah Lidicker We’re Not in Beersheba Anymore: Discussing Contemporary Challenges in the Law of Armed Conflict with 120 International Lawyers by Brigadier General Sharon Afek Introduction to Keynote Address: A Tribute to Yoram Dinstein by N/A Keynote Address: The Recent...

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Special Issue: The Law of Armed Conflict

May. 31, 2018—  Authors: Major Ben Wahlhaus & Hannah Lidicker PDF: Special Issue: The Law of Armed Conflict   Abstract/Intro: Few areas of international law are as consequential as the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC). At its very core, it entails an endeavor to regulate death and destruction both for those who participate in a conflict and for those...

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We’re Not in Beersheba Anymore: Discussing Contemporary Challenges in the Law of Armed Conflict with 120 International Lawyers

May. 30, 2018—  Author: Brigadier General Sharon Afek PDF: We’re Not in Beersheba Anymore: Discussing Contemporary Challenges in the Law of Armed Conflict with 120 International Lawyers   Abstract/Intro: I. NEW BATTLES, NEW QUESTIONS In 1917, at the height of the Great War, battles were being waged across Europe and the Middle East. In the dry and dusty desert...

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Introduction to Keynote Address: A Tribute to Yoram Dinstein

May. 29, 2018—If one puts in Control F and Search “Dinstein” in the IDF International Law Department’s database of legal opinions, the word will appear almost as often as the word “law.” And when we hear that word “Dinstein” we think firstly not of the person, but of the fundamental texts which guide many of us in...

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Keynote Address: The Recent Evolution of the International Law of Armed Conflict: Confusions, Constraints, and Challenges

May. 28, 2018—  Author: Dr. Yoram Dinstein PDF: Keynote Address: The Recent Evolution of the International Law of Armed Conflict: Confusions, Constraints, and Challenges   Abstract/Intro: I. INTRODUCTION 1. The distinct honor conferred on me touches my heart, but I promise you that it will not go to my head. I realize that basically I am honored because I...

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The Role of Nonstate Entities in Developing and Promoting International Humanitarian Law

May. 27, 2018—  Author: Dr. Knut Dormann PDF: The Role of Nonstate Entities in Developing and Promoting International Humanitarian Law   Abstract/Intro: In recent years, both states and nonstate entities, the number of which has increased, have found ways to stimulate debate about how to interpret, apply, and clarify international humanitarian law (IHL). The development, interpretation, and clarification of...

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The Evolution and Identification of the Customary International Law of Armed Conflict

May. 26, 2018—  Author: Sir Michael Wood PDF: The Evolution and Identification of the Customary International Law of Armed Conflict   Abstract/Intro: Despite the many widely ratified treaties on the law of armed conflict (LOAC, also referred to as international humanitarian law (IHL)), customary international law remains of great importance in this branch of international law. So far as...

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Operational Challenges in Ground Operations in Urban Areas: An IDF Perspective

May. 24, 2018—  Author: Major General Nitsan Alon PDF: Operational Challenges in Ground Operations in Urban Areas: An IDF Perspective   Abstract/Intro: The Israel Defense Forces (the IDF) is well versed in conducting ground operations. Since its inception along with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the IDF has conducted a number of ground operations, as part...

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Humanitarian Regulation of Hostilities: The Decisive Element of Context

May. 23, 2018—  Author: Geoffrey S. Corn PDF: Humanitarian Regulation of Hostilities: The Decisive Element of Context   Abstract/Intro: War and human suffering have always been inextricably intertwined. In the past century, the bulk of that suffering has shifted from armed forces or other organized armed groups—those who engage in hostilities—to civilians. As a 2001 article titled People on War...

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Journal is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 Board of Editors. View the complete masthead here.

Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Michael A. Newton’s 2016 VJTL Article entitled How the International Criminal Court Threatens Treaty Norms  was cited by the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s November 2017 filing seeking investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

May 2018 Issue on the Second Israel Defense Forces International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict. Read more about the Journal’s May 2018 issue here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Journal’s 50th Anniversary celebration on October 5, 2017! View photos from the event here and read about the Journal’s history here.

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The Journal is pleased to listed as the #5 International Law Journal by the 2017 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings.

The Journal is very excited about the success of our February 2017 Symposium, “Sovereign Conduct on the Margins of the Law.” Read more about our February 2017 Symposium here

Please join us in congratulating the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2017-2018 Write-On Competition Winners.

Video is available from the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law’s 2015-2016 SymposiumThis is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters. Watch here.