Cross-posted from EJIL:Talk! Calls have been mounting for Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two fighters captured by the Syrian Kurds, to be tried in the UK, the US, or at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Kotey and Elsheikh were part of a group of four Islamic State militants known as “the […]
When Does the Use of Force Against a Non-State Armed Group trigger an International Armed Conflict and Why does this Matter?
Cross-posted from EJIL:Talk! Over at Just Security (see for example here, here and here) and also at Opinio Juris (see hereand here) there has been a very interesting discussion on whether aspects of the conflict in Syria should be regarded as international armed conflicts (IACs) rather than simply non-international armed conflicts (NIACs). These discussions have followed on from the release of […]
Cross-posted from EJIL: Talk! Editor’s Notes: This post was written before the announcement earlier this week that the UK had conducted a drone strike against members of Islamic State in Syria in August. Commentary on that latest development will follow later. As Rob McLaughlin noted in his post, UK military pilots, (as well as other UK military […]