14 Jun IHL Quiz — How much do you (and they) know?
Maybe it’s too soon after finals for some of you, but for those still willing to undergo examination, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has a short on-line quiz on international humanitarian law (IHL). You can access it here. It’s issued in concert with a major conference the Center is hosting later this week on Hamas, the Gaza War, and Accountability under International Law. The conference has an impressive line-up of participants, including Yoram Dinstein, George Fletcher, and Daniel Taub. (Taub made a visit to Temple Law School this past March, and I was tremendously impressed by his nuanced understanding of international law and its role in the Middle East Peace Process as well as his general willingness to appreciate competing perspectives on both topics.)
As for the Quiz, it’s timed and takes your first answer, so work quickly, but be sure before you click. I got 9 out of 12 “correct” (my errors coming from a general lack of knowledge about phosphorous and some differences of opinion with the quiz-authors on the scope of civilian distinction principles in armed conflicts). I wonder how others with IHL expertise will do? And I’d like to hear if anyone has reactions to either the form of the questions or the answers themselves. Feel free to leave your feedback in the comment thread below.