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.
Other posts in this series
- Episode I, Part I (Humanitarian Law & Policy): “Locating the Geneva Conventions Commentaries in the international legal landscape,” Jean Marie Henckaerts, head of the Commentaries Update project at ICRC.
- Episode I, Part III (Opinio Juris): “First Thoughts from Academia on the Updated GCI Commentary,” Kevin Jon Heller, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of London.
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)