IHLToday.com is a collaborative effort of the ICT and INSCT and part of the acclaimed New Battlefield, Old Laws project. The site is intended to provide a new digital format to advance the international legal framework that has evolved for modern warfare. By combining the perspectives of scholars, practitioners, students and the media, IHLToday.com will be the premiere outlet for formal, comprehensive discourse on contemporary international humanitarian law (IHL) - also known as the laws of armed conflict (LOAC).
With the prominence of human rights organizations and the insatiable appetite of the media to cover armed conflict, today’s legal battlefield is both diffuse and multifaceted, and all too often, disconnected from the more theoretical discourse engrossing relevant academia. Furthermore, the complexities of international humanitarian law (IHL), also known as the laws of armed conflict (LOAC), are frequently misinterpreted by those promoting humanitarian interests. IHLToday.com recognizes the need for a nuanced approach to critical dialogue on IHL. The site promotes discussions aimed at highlighting the imperative issues facing today’s IHL practitioners, watchdogs and academics. By bringing these actors together in the name of cooperative discourse, IHLToday.com aims to enrich and expand the research and pragmatic applications of IHL to all its followers and participants.