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Autonomous Weapon Diplomacy: The Geneva Debates

Autonomous Weapon Diplomacy: The Geneva Debates

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The third and most recent informal experts’ meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) took place in April 2016 at the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) in Geneva. In this paper, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer addresses the procedure, negotiations, the balance of power, and diplomatic dimension of the last round of Geneva debates.

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U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Climate Change: A Test of American Leadership

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Climate Change: A Test of American Leadership

| August 2016
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Climate change is urgent, and it commands a moral dimension. The dry, strategic terminology about competition, conflict and instability shrouds a terrible toll of simple human suffering. At the top of the economic pile, upper-income societies will likely pay a greater share of their wealth for food; marginal societies will go without.

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Choosing Among Alternative Responses to Mass Atrocity: Between the Individual and the Collectivity

Choosing Among Alternative Responses to Mass Atrocity: Between the Individual and the Collectivity

| September 2015
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MARK OSIEL

When a country pursues only a single mode of atrocity response, it will over-individualize or over-collectivize its treatment of wrongdoer and victim, in turn imposing additional injustices.

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Response to “Against Moral Absolutism: Surveillance and Disclosure After Snowden”

Response to “Against Moral Absolutism: Surveillance and Disclosure After Snowden”

| June 2015
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WILLIAM E. SCHEUERMAN

U.S. officials have acted irresponsibly, and because of thoughtful critics like Greenwald and Snowden, they may finally pay a modest price for their actions.

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Response to Critics of <i>The Thin Justice of International Law</i>

Response to Critics of The Thin Justice of International Law

| June 2015
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In this, the final contribution to our online symposium, Ratner responds to critics of his book.

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Reflections on <i>The Thin Justice of International Law:</i> Peace, Justice, and Secession

Reflections on The Thin Justice of International Law: Peace, Justice, and Secession

| June 2015
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I maintain contra Ratner that peace should not be characterized as a component (or, in his language, a pillar) of justice. This dispute over the relationship between peace and justice matters, I contend, even if it rarely leads to different prescriptions.

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The Role of Ideal Theory in Developing an Applied Ethics of International Law

The Role of Ideal Theory in Developing an Applied Ethics of International Law

| June 2015
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In his book, Steven Ratner impressively integrates the concerns and perspectives of international lawyers with a philosophically compelling normative analysis, demonstrating by example the importance of such an integrated assessment.

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Introducing <i>The Thin Justice of International Law</i>

Introducing The Thin Justice of International Law

| June 2015
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Ratner describes the major themes and arguments of his new book, The Thin Justice of International Law, the featured work in a new joint EJILTalk-EIA symposium.

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