'Widespread recognition that the situation has risen to the level of armed conflict is no talisman: It will not result in immediate intervention, nor is it likely the regime will immediately change its tactics. What it will do is arm those seeking an end to indiscriminate brutality with a clearly defined legal basis to demand restraint from the parties to the hostilities. Perhaps more important, it will place Syrian leaders on immediate notice that their actions will be judged against a standard of wartime conduct, and that they are accountable for the widespread suffering they have caused.'-- IntLawGrrls contributor Laurie Blank (Emory Law) and our colleague Geoffrey S. Corn (South Texas Law), in a jointly authored CNN op-ed entitled Syria must be held to the law of war. IntLawGrrls' prior posts on the situation in Syria (flag above) are available here.
Friday, April 6, 2012
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