Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne has published a new article entitled “‘Racism will not pass’…” on the blog of the European Journal of International Law. The article critically discusses the recent debate that took place in the UN Human Rights Council in light of the police killing of George Floyd in May in the United States. In the article, Dr Hill-Cawthorne considers the manoeuvring by a number of states (particularly western states) that saw a watering down of the original draft resolution that had been presented by the Group of African States and that would have led to the creation of an International Commission of Inquiry into racist police violence in the US.
Professor Mike Schmitt and Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne have both written chapters for The Oxford Guide to International Humanitarian Law. Mike’s chapter is on ‘International Humanitarian Law and the Conduct of Hostilities’ and Lawrence’s chapter looks at ‘Persons Covered by International Humanitarian Law: Main Categories’.
Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne’s 2016 OUP monograph, Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict, has just been released in paperback with a new preface discussing recent practice and case law on the topic. The book remains the only comprehensive examination of the international legal regulation of detention in non-international armed conflict. It has had a significant impact on academia and policy. It has received the two most prestigious international academic awards in the field: the 2016 Francis Lieber Prize by the American Society of International Law and the 11th Paul Reuter Prize by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It has also been cited and relied upon by the UK Supreme Court.
Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne (Associate Professor in Public International Law) attended the Paul Reuter Prize Awards Ceremony and workshop at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva on October 24. He was awarded the Paul Reuter Prize for his book Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict.
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Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Mads Andenas, the UN Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention, co-author submission to the UN Human Rights Committee. The submission, together with others, can be found at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CCPR/Pages/DGCArticle9.aspx
Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne writes with Dapo Akande from Oxford on the very recent High Court judgment regarding the legality of detentions by the UK in Afghanistan.
Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Ruvi Ziegler presented a paper entitled ‘Military Objective’ in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Incorporating Post-Conflict Considerations’ at the 8th Minerva/ICRC international Conference: ‘Military Objectives and Objects of War: An Uneasy Relationship’, held in Jerusalem, Israel on 24-25 November 2013.
Conference programme: http://www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_11332-1442-1-30.pdf?131122101857