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1 Feb 2013, 6:45 am by Patrick S. O'Donnell
” At Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller correctly notes “nothing” in this “blistering report condemning Israel’s settlements” “is particularly novel,” for “it’s long been obvious that both the settlements and the transfer of Israeli civilians into the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal. [read post]
25 Jan 2013, 12:50 pm by Wells Bennett
  For one example, see this post by Kevin Jon Heller, over at Opinio Juris.) [read post]
7 Jan 2013, 1:28 am
Kevin Jon Heller (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted The Role of the International Prosecutor (in The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication, Cesare Romano, Karen Alter, & Yuval Shany eds, forthcoming). [read post]
31 Dec 2012, 6:28 pm by Benjamin Wittes
Kevin Jon Heller has responded to my earlier comments on his earlier post—which itself responded to my exchange with Glenn Greenwald. [read post]
31 Dec 2012, 2:00 pm by Benjamin Wittes
Benjamin Farley writes in with the following comments on my exchange with Kevin Jon Heller and Glenn Greenwald: I just read your post responding to Kevin Jon Heller’s response to your conversation with Greenwald regarding the comparison of children killed in drone strikes versus children killed at Newtown. [read post]
31 Oct 2012, 4:55 am by Benjamin Wittes
Over at Opinio Juris, Kevin Jon Heller notes a new draft article he has posted on SSRN regarding the legality of signature strikes under international law. [read post]
30 Oct 2012, 5:00 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The article, which is available in draft form on SSRN, is entitled “‘One Hell of a Killing Machine’: Signature Strikes and International Law.”  It is forthcoming in the Journal of International Criminal Justice as part of a mini-symposium on targeted killing edited by Cornell’s Jens Ohlin. [read post]
23 Oct 2012, 6:16 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Julian beat me to discussing Romney’s statement last night that, if elected, he would “make sure that Ahmadinejad is indicted under the Genocide Convention. [read post]
11 Sep 2012, 5:39 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Just another day in America’s own gulag: A special Obama administration task force review found in 2009 that Latif, who had been held at Gitmo since early 2002 and had waged a long legal battle for his freedom, could be released, a conclusion that could only be reached by a unanimous vote of all U.S. intelligence agencies. [read post]
10 Sep 2012, 7:25 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller The Pentagon is obviously unhappy with the author’s claim that he and his fellow SEAL killed an unarmed and dying bin Laden. [read post]
10 Sep 2012, 6:13 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Mark Kersten has the scoop at Justice in Conflict: So why, then, did Mauritania do it or, perhaps more accurately, how did Libya convince Mauritania to change its tune? [read post]
8 Sep 2012, 5:00 am by An Hertogen
Following the revelations in “No Easy Day“, Kevin Jon Heller felt compelled to revise his earlier position that Osama Bin Laden’s killing was legal, and, in a follow-up post, discussed what it means for a combatant to be hors de combat. [read post]
6 Sep 2012, 5:01 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Just when you thought you’ve seen everything — you haven’t: According to a statement posted on the website of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Judge El Hadji Malik Sow, a Senegalese jurist who served as alternate judge for Trial Chamber II, has agreed to testify in the wake of the defense appeal. [read post]
5 Sep 2012, 5:08 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller What I said last month, about Mauritania refusing to extradite al-Senussi to Libya? [read post]
4 Sep 2012, 6:18 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Thanks to a couple of kind retweets by Peter, our twitter guru, some readers might have noticed that I have joined the twitterverse — @kevinjonheller. [read post]
31 Aug 2012, 8:41 pm by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller A recent post at Mother Jones mentions my view of UBL’s killing and provides Ken’s brief thoughts on his death: Kenneth Anderson, a law professor at American University Washington School of Law, disagrees. “Being wounded does not necessarily render one hors de combat; hors de combat means they’re not actually posing a threat to you,” Anderson says, citing moments where wounded combatants have used hidden guns or explosives… [read post]
29 Aug 2012, 5:05 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Of the 1500+ posts I’ve written for Opinio Juris over the past seven years, none angered my fellow progressives more than the post in which I claimed that the killing of Usama bin Laden was perfectly legal under international law. [read post]
29 Aug 2012, 3:00 am
(Last year, Kevin Jon Heller of Melbourne Law School published a definitive account of the latter group of trials, in his book The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law.) [read post]
24 Aug 2012, 3:42 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller South Africa recently decided that, in order to avoid consumer confusion, goods imported from the Occupied Palestinian Territories must include special labels that make clear they were not produced in Israel. [read post]
22 Aug 2012, 4:18 am by Kevin Jon Heller
by Kevin Jon Heller Mark Klamberg, who is a lecturer in public international law at the University of Stockholm, has a detailed post on his personal blog about the likelihood — or unlikelihood, to be more precise — that Sweden would extradite Julian Assange to the United States. [read post]