In the second installment of episode 1 in this multi-blog series on the updated Commentaries, Professor Sean Murphy responds to Jean-Marie Henckaerts’ first post on “Locating the Commentaries in the international legal landscape.”

Sean D. Murphy, Professor of International Law at George Washington University and Member of the U.N. International Law Commission, considers the role of the ICRC Commentaries as a matter of treaty law, customary international law, and practical lawyering.

Read the full post on the Intercross Blog


Other posts in this series

See also


Updated GCI Commentary – Online version

Print and e-book formats from Cambridge University Press

humanitarium-icon-cleanICRC President Peter Maurer’s keynote speech

Interview with head of project Jean-Marie Henckaerts


J.-M. Henckaerts (2012). “Bringing the Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols into the twenty-first century“, International Review of the Red Cross, Vol. 94, No. 888. (.pdf)