ACADEMIC & COMMERCIAL WRITING
Drones & Unmanned Weapons Systems under International Law
Corporate Liability: An Alternative Path to Accountability? / Stauffer, H.
Drones and Other Unmanned Weapons Systems under International Law. ed. / Stuart Casey-Maslen; Nathalie Weizmann; Maziar Homayounnejad; Hilary Stauffer. Brill, 2018. p. 195-216 (International Humanitarian Law Series; Vol. 53).
Drone strikes have become a key feature of counter-terrorism operations in an increasing number of countries. This book explores the different domestic and international legal regimes that govern the manufacture, transfer, and use of armed drones.
My chapter explores alternative frameworks for accountability for drone strikes if international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law are determined to be not applicable.
ISRAEL LAW REVIEW
Stauffer, H. (2016).
The Transformation of Occupied Territory in International Law
Andrea Carcano Brill/Nijhoff, 2015, 540 pp,
Israel Law Review, 49(2), 277-284. doi:10.1017/S0021223716000091
A book review of a treatise focused on the law of occupation, both historical and post-2003 invasion of Iraq.
For the War Report 2014 (published Dec. 2015), I wrote about the legal implications under international law of the CIA's torture program.
For the War Report 2013, (published Dec. 2014), I wrote about the legal implications under international law of the U.S. drones program.
THE WAR REPORT
The War Report is an annual report on armed conflicts around the world, published by Oxford University Press. The Report qualifies each conflict under international humanitarian law (i.e. as international armed conflict, military occupation, non-international armed conflict), and describe the applicable international norms, the main parties to the conflict, the predominant means and methods of warfare, and the number of military and civilian casualties, and displaced. It furthers document war crimes investigations and prosecutions as well as credible allegations. A series of thematic reports discuss key issues arising during, or as a result of, armed conflict with a special focus on the most actual legal questions.
NO SHAME IN JUSTICE
No Shame in Justice
Sexual violence happens largely in the shadows. It generally takes place out of sight, and victims are often forced to suffer the resulting physical, psychological and emotional trauma behind literal or figurative closed doors. Deeply-entrenched societal taboos surrounding any discussion of sexual activity are intensified when suggestions of force or coercion are introduced. This collective silence can present a significant hurdle to identifying the scale of sexual violence and to effectively prevent and respond to it. Misconceptions about who can be a victim of sexual violence, where and how it happens, and what survivors want most in order to recover make it all the more difficult to address.
This report describes the breadth, scope and multiple manifestations of conflict-related sexual violence. It explains the ramifications of sexual violence for affected individuals, including the stigma they face, and address the negative repercussions of stigma associated with sexual violence – for survivors and for justice.
DUTY OF CARE