On a differential law of war

Going to dig into this article, “A Differential Law of War” by Gabriella Blum, during my frozen month of February commute. Here’s an extract from her introduction:

Should the United States, as the strongest military power in the world, be bound by stricter humanitarian constraints than its weaker adversaries? Would holding the U.S. to higher standards than the Taliban, Iraqi insurgents, or the North Korean army yield overall greater humanitarian welfare or be otherwise justified on the basis of international justice theories? Or would it simply be another attempt at tying American hands, a form of “lawfare”?

About Siena Anstis

Siena holds a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Civil Laws from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Anthropology from Concordia University. She is a former legal intern in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTY and summer litigation associate with Morrison & Foerster in New York. She has worked in human rights law, international development, and freelance journalism in Cambodia, Kenya, Uganda, Syria and Kosovo. In August 2014, Siena will begin a clerkship at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In 2015, she will clerk for Justice Cromwell at the Supreme Court of Canada.
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