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  • Drones and Robots as Means of Modern Warfare

    mars 26, 2015

    Several aspects of autonomous weapons systems and the deployment of drones during warfare will be discussed during the upcoming Peace and Security Salon: “Drones and Robots as means of modern warfare” which will be held at the Peace Palace Library on Thursday, the 9th of april. The use of drones as a weapons system has increased exponentially in recent years and this has given rise to a significant degree of controversy and a number of specific questions relating to their use. Questions which arise in relation to drones and autonomous weapons systems include whether they are in conformity with or potentially capable of complying with IHL requirements in conditions of contemporary warfare, issues of accountability and responsibility and ethical questions.

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  • First Hague Academy Model United Nations

    First Hague Academy Model United Nations

    juillet 25, 2014

    Last Saturday, the Association of Attendees and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law, together with the United Nations Association the Netherlands, organised the first Hague Academy Model United Nations at the Peace Palace. The event brought together Academy students from all over the world to think about solutions to international problems.

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  • Photo Impression Hague Academy Model United Nations 04

    Photo Impression Hague Academy Model United Nations, 19 July 2014

    juillet 21, 2014

    Last Saturday, the Association of Attendees and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law, together with the United Nations Association in the Netherlands organized a Model United Nations for Academy students at the Peace Palace.
    Photo Impression Hague Academy Model United Nations, 19 July 2014

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  • Hague Academy Model United Nations on Drone Warfare and International Law

    Hague Academy Model United Nations on Drone Warfare and International Law

    juillet 17, 2014

    Directed energy weapons, drones, self targeting bullets, mobile tactical high energy lasers, military robots, spy weapons, weapons undetectable under an x-ray scan, remote controlled insect armies, self driving tanks, robotic mules, thermal camouflage, surveillance technologies and autonomous unmanned systems are some examples of the high tech weapons and military technology that are now used during warfare. The use of this state of the art military technology raises serious ethical and legal questions: (when) is the use of drones acceptable?

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  • Hague Academy Model United Nations: Drones and International Law

    Hague Academy Model United Nations: Drones and International Law

    juin 27, 2014

    On Saturday the 19th of July, the Association of Attendees and Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law, together with the United Nations Association The Netherlands, organizes a Model United Nations on drone warfare and international law. The Model United Nations will be organized for the students of The Hague Academy of International Law and will take place during the Public sessions.

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  • The Legality of Drone Attacks

    octobre 5, 2012

    According to a recent report by Stanford and New York Universities’ law schools (Living Under Drones), the current US drone strike policy is counterproductive, has injured and killed civilians and undermines respect for international law. This blog explores briefly both the ius ad bellum and ius in bello implications of drone attacks.

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