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Bonnie Docherty et al., Making the Case: The Dangers of Killer Robots and the Need for a Preemptive Ban (Human Rights Watch & Harvard Law Sch. Int'l Human Rights Clinic Report, Dec. 2016).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Human Rights Law
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Laws of Armed Conflict
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Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Other
Bonnie Docherty, The Cost of Gold: Environmental, Health, and Human Rights Consequences of Gold Mining in South Africa’s West and Central Rand (Harvard Law Sch. Int'l Human Rights Clinic Report, Oct. 2016).
Categories:
Environmental Law
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International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Human Rights Law
Type: Other
Bonnie Docherty, Ending Civilian Suffering: The Purposes, Provisions, and Promise of Humanitarian Disarmament Law, 15 Austrian Rev. Int'l & Eur. L. 7 (2010).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
International Humanitarian Law
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Laws of Armed Conflict
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Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Article
Tyler Giannini & Bonnie Docherty, Confronting a Rising Tide: A Proposal For A Convention On Climate Change Refugees, 33 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 349 (2009).
Categories:
Environmental Law
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International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Water Law
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Natural Resources Law
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Climate Change
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Disaster Law
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Human Rights Law
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Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Article
Bonnie Docherty, A ‘Light for All Humanity’: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Progress of Humanitarian Disarmament, 30 Global Change, Peace & Security 163 (2018).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Human Rights Law
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International Humanitarian Law
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International Law
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Laws of Armed Conflict
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Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Article
Abstract
Reframing nuclear weapons as a humanitarian issue revolutionised the diplomatic debate surrounding them, and in 2017, 122 countries adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The humanitarian approach to disarmament provided inspiration for this historic achievement. While traditional disarmament aims primarily to protect state security, humanitarian disarmament strives to end human suffering. This article examines the TPNW as the latest step in humanitarian disarmament. Through a close analysis of process and text, it finds that humanitarian disarmament served as a catalyst to and model for the TPNW’s negotiations and shaped its purpose and provisions. The article also shows how the humanitarian underpinnings of the TPNW allowed it to transform nuclear disarmament and how the new treaty strengthened humanitarian disarmament in return.
Bonnie Docherty, Lou Maresca, Richard Moyes & Markus Reiterer, Article 2. Definitions, in The Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Commentary 144 (Gro Nystuen & Stuart Casey-Maslen eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2010).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Human Rights Law
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International Humanitarian Law
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International Law
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Treaties & International Agreements
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Laws of Armed Conflict
Type: Book
Bonnie Docherty & Richard Moyes, Article 6. International Cooperation and Assistance, in The Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Commentary 373 (Gro Nystuen & Stuart Casey-Maslen eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2010).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Treaties & International Agreements
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Laws of Armed Conflict
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International Law
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Human Rights Law
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International Humanitarian Law
Type: Book
Bonnie Docherty, Article 7. Transparency Measures, in The Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Commentary 420 (Gro Nystuen & Stuart Casey-Maslen eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2010).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Treaties & International Agreements
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Laws of Armed Conflict
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International Law
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International Humanitarian Law
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Human Rights Law
Type: Book
Bonnie Docherty, Article 8. Facilitation and Clarification of Compliance, in The Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Commentary 454 (Gro Nystuen & Stuart Casey-Maslen eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2010).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
Treaties & International Agreements
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Laws of Armed Conflict
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International Law
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International Humanitarian Law
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Human Rights Law
Type: Book
Bonnie Docherty, Breaking New Ground: The Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law, 31 Hum. Rts. Q. 934 (2009).
Categories:
International, Foreign & Comparative Law
Sub-Categories:
International Humanitarian Law
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Treaties & International Agreements
Type: Article
Abstract
The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions comprehensively bans a weapon that causes civilian casualties both during and after attacks. The convention also sets legal precedent in three ways. First, the convention expands the scope of past treaties by, for example, covering munitions that function properly and those that do not. Secondly, it creates groundbreaking humanitarian obligations, most notably those related to victim assistance. Thirdly, it anticipates future concerns by recognizing the threats posed by non-state armed groups. This comparative analysis of the convention shows how it breaks new ground for future weapons treaties and illuminates the process by which international humanitarian law can be advanced.
Bonnie Docherty, Maine's North Woods: Environmental Justice and the National Park Proposal, 24 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 537 (2000).
Categories:
Environmental Law
Sub-Categories:
Land Use
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Natural Resources Law
Type: Article