The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies-University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Journal aims to produce peer-reviewed scholarly articles and book reviews, as well as commentary on significant developments in International Law, and related fields. It has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and is published once a year. We invite the submission of articles on subjects related to International Humanitarian Law, humanitarian policy or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere. In order to qualify for submission, an article would either need to be authored by someone from or based in the Asia-Pacific region, or alternately, be about the Asia-Pacific region.

APJIHL 2021 Edition Call for Papers - (UPDATE - Deadline Extended)

2020-12-12

The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies-University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Journal seeks to produce peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book reviews, and commentary on significant developments and current issues in international humanitarian law and related fields. It has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and is published once a year. 

 

We invite the submission of articles on subjects related to international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere. In order to qualify for submission, an article must either be authored by someone from, or based in, the Asia-Pacific region or, alternatively, be about the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Radio silence: autonomous military aircraft and the importance of communication

2020-12-08

Author: Dr. Eve Massingham 

Communication is central to military operations but very susceptible to disruption and interception. Autonomous military aircraft may reduce this vulnerability and allow the military to operate more effectively in communications denied environments. However, to have clearance to fly, a military aircraft must ensure it can safely interact in the civilian environment. The inability of an autonomous military aircraft to communicate in such a way as to ensure the safety of civilian aircraft may mean that the full benefits offered by autonomy may not be able to be exploited. To examine these issues, this post looks at how autonomous military aircraft are impacted by international laws that aim to protect civilians and civil aviation.

Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law (APJIHL) First Edition (2020)

2020-10-21

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law's First Edition.

The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law (APJIHL) is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies-University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Journal seeks to produce peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book reviews, and commentary on significant developments and current issues in international humanitarian law and related fields. It has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and is published once a year.

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Call for Papers - 2021 Edition

2020-08-21

The Asia-Pacific Journal of
International Humanitarian Law is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies-University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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We invite the submission of articles on subjects related to international humanitarian law, humanitarian policy or humanitarian action, provided the article has not been published or accepted elsewhere. In order to qualify for submission, an article must either be authored by someone from, or based in, the Asia-Pacific region or, alternatively, be about the Asia-Pacific region.

Vol 1 No 01 (2020): Asia Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law

The Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law (APJIHL) is a publication of the Institute of International Legal Studies-University of the Philippines Law Center (UP-IILS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Journal seeks to produce peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book reviews, and commentary on significant developments and current issues in international humanitarian law and related fields. It has a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and is published once a year.   The First Edition includes articles focusing on the following issues:
  • the complex and diverse IHL landscape in the region;
  • the intersection of IHL and applicable legal frameworks on autonomous military systems and civilian aviation;
  • the intersection of IHL and use of force in "grey zone conflicts";
  • IHL and criminal law doctrine of command responsibility;
  • the compatibility of national gunshot wound reporting regimes and fundamental IHL rules protecting healthcare and access to healthcare;
  • IHL and the implementation of international and domestic criminal justice;
  • panel discussion in the margins of the IHL Moot Court Competition in Malaysia in 2019;
  • international criminal law narratives on ex-child soldiers; and
  • the possibility of establishing ICC jurisdiction over international crimes committed in Syria.
UPDATE: An updated version of the journal was published on November 3, 2020 (see PDF file)

Published: 2020-10-21

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