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   Welcome to the Law Of War Home Page for the International Law Of War Association (ILOWA). Its principal designer and the author of the Interactive Casebook is Evan Wallach. This site is intended for use by students, military lawyers, government officials, academics, and anyone else interested in an international legal regime for the regulation of the use of armed force.

Major Features Include:



bullet A substantive Interactive Casebook providing information about broad issues including:

            -What constitutes war;

            -Use of armed force and of means of warfare;

            -Treatment of protected people and places;

                      -Defining violations including terrorism and torture and ways of dealing with violators

bullet The What's New page about law of war topics in the news


bullet Extensive Links to sites on military and international law and related documents


bullet The Blackboard page for Law of War Students listing current assignments


bullet A Reading List with a current students' lending library and site bibliography


If you have questions or comments, e-mail is available at the bottom of this page and throughout the web.

ILOWA membership information is also available.

NOTICE: ILOWA membership is now open for applications.

Love may not always triumph, but it keeps us human. It offers the only chance to escape from the contagion of war. Perhaps it is the only antidote. And there are times when remaining human is the only victory possible.

Chris Hedges, War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning, Anchor, New York (2002) at 168.


We have attempted to make this site as representative as possible of current views, but we also want to make it clear that it contains the views of former and current military lawyers. Those views are only personal to the authors and do not by any means represent the particular position, official or otherwise, of any governmental organization.  If we err on the side of practicality rather than academics, at least we can claim to have gone beyond Cicero:

Silent enim leges inter arma




Please Note

The statements and opinions contained on this site represent only the considered opinion

of the author and neither are, nor purport to be, any statement of policy by any branch of the

government of the United States.

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Copyright 2000, 2009 Evan J. Wallach. All rights reserved. Material from this site may be utilized by anyone in any format for any non-commercial purpose as long as proper attribution is given. It may not be sold, hypothecated or used for other commercial purposes, however, by anyone other than the author. Revised: December 08, 2010.