HILAC Lecture

[Online HILAC lecture] Military necessity and the law of armed conflict

13 October 2020
Nobuo Hayashi, Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi

What does it mean to say that international humanitarian law (IHL) strikes a realistic and meaningful balance between military necessity and humanity, and that the law therefore 'accounts for' military necessity? Through real-life examples and careful analysis, this lecture will challenge received wisdom on the subject.