Responsible use of AI technologies in the military context


UvA / Asser Institute / ACIL / LACMO members Berenice Boutin, Terry Gill and Tom van Engers have been awarded an NWO grant for their four-year research project ‘Agency and Compliance by Design in Military AI Technologies.’ Focussing on a human-centred approach to military AI technologies, the project seeks to explore ethical and lawful uses […]

Call for Papers: Conference on ‘Dynamics and Legal Challenges in Armed Conflict in the DRC’


The South African Research Chair in International Law at the University of Johannesburg, the Centre for International and Operational Law of the Swedish Defence University, and the Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub of the School of Law, University of Essex will host a Conference on the ‘Dynamics and Legal Challenges in Armed Conflict in […]

NATO Science for Peace and Security Conference on Cultural Property Protection in NATO Operations 2020


24-26 March 2020 in Copenhagen The event will be hosted by the Swedish Defence University and the Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict – CHAC (University of Copenhagen & University of Southern of Denmark). Further details will be announced nearer the event. For inquires please contact the organising committee.

Fighting a War without using Violence


On Thursday, 24 October 2019, ACIL / LACMO PhD researcher Bart van den Bosch will defend his PhD thesis entitled ‘Fighting a War without using Violence: A study of the rules of International Humanitarian Law regulating military cyber operations below the threshold of attack’. Abstract In International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the majority of the rules […]

Proportionality in International Humanitarian Law


On Wednesday, 2 October 2019 ACIL / LACMO PhD Researcher Jeroen van den Boogaard will defend his PhD thesis entitled ‘Proportionality in International Humanitarian Law – Principle, Rule and Practice.’ Abstract In his PhD thesis Jeroen van den Boogaard examines the principle of proportionality as it applies in international humanitarian law (IHL). His study first […]

On cyber – The utility of military cyber operations during armed conflict


“Ours is the age of the network.”(Antoine Bousquet) On 5 July 2019, LACMO researcher Jelle van Haaster obtained a PhD at the Amsterdam Center for International Law for his research on the utility of military cyber operations during armed conflict. Notwithstanding benign use, the Internet is also used for harmful activities such as crime, espionage, […]

Call for papers: 4th Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop


LACMOnet member Cardozo Law School, New York City, invites interested public international law scholars and practitioners to submit papers in preparation of the forthcoming 4th Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop, which will take place at Cardozo Law School on 12 July 2019. Deadline for submissions is 1 May 2019. […]

Shedding light in the grey zones of the Law of Armed Conflict


This is a three year book project accompanied by a series of workshops. The project will address issues such as the role of reciprocity in Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC), the relevance of the law of neutrality, the application of law to emerging military technologies and the geographical and temporal scope of application of LOAC […]