Symposium on Soldier Self-Defense and International Law

This week, Opinio Juris held an online symposium examining the rights of individuals to self-defence under international law. The originating authors interrogate the concept of soldier self-defence, and consider two leading questions:

  1. Source(s) and Nature of Soldier Self-Defence
  2. Modalities of Self-Defence for Military Personnel

Some of the questions raised by the originating authors were submitted to current and former military and civilian lawyers, and the following contributions were published over the course of the week: