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Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea: The Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden
Since 2008 increasing pirate activities in Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean have once again drawn the international community's attention to piracy and armed robbery at sea. States areExpand
Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea
Asymmetric conflict structures
  • R. Geiss
  • Sociology
  • International Review of the Red Cross
  • 1 December 2006
Abstract Inequality in arms, indeed, significant disparity between belligerents, has become a prominent feature of various contemporary armed conflicts. Such asymmetries, albeit not at all a newExpand
Cyber Warfare: Applying the Principle of Distinction in an Interconnected Space
While the rules of the jus in bello are generally operative in cyberspace, it appears to be problematic to apply the fundamental principle of distinction because of the systemic interconnection ofExpand
Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: The Mills of International Law Grind Slowly but They Do Grind
In her speech at the Munich Security Conference in February 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel unwaveringly said: “Europe’s borders are and will remain unalterable.” At the same time, however, mostExpand
Armed violence in fragile states: Low-intensity conflicts, spillover conflicts, and sporadic law enforcement operations by third parties
The gradual process of state failure is commonly accompanied by armed violence. Apart from occasional outbreaks, armed violence in fragile states tends to smoulder with relatively low intensity,Expand
The Principle of Proportionality: ‘Force Protection’ as a Military Advantage
  • R. Geiss
  • Economics
  • Israel Law Review
  • 1 March 2012
‘Force protection’ is a primary concern of every military commander. Undoubtedly, it is an important and legitimate factor in the planning of every attack. However, when it comes to the humanitarianExpand