Craig Martin’s New Podcast on International Law

Craig Martin’s New Podcast on International Law

My friend Craig Martin has started a new international-law podcast entitled “JIB/JAB: The Law of War Podcast.” Here is his description:

This is a podcast about the various legal regimes that govern the use of force and armed conflict – primarily the jus ad bellum regime, which governs when states may lawfully resort to force, and the jus in bello regime (also known as international humanitarian law, or the law of armed conflict), which governs the conduct of armed forces and fighters within an armed conflict — hence the name of the podcast, JIB/JAB. But there are other legal regimes that come into play as well, including international human rights law, domestic constitutional law constraints on the use of force, and other areas of international law such as the law of state responsibility.

As explained at greater length in Episode 1, the podcast will take the form of conversations with experts in these various legal regimes, both about their recent work on specific issues and on events that may have recently engaged these issues. The podcast is aimed both at fellow experts in these related fields, but also at the non-experts who would like to learn more about these areas of law and policy – for there are few more important issues that governments are called upon to decide than issues of war and peace, and if we are hold governments accountable for those decisions, we need to understand the issues.

The podcast is created and hosted by Craig Martin, a professor of law at Washburn University School of Law, who specializes in international and comparative law, particularly on those areas of law that relate to the use of force and armed conflict.

If you have feedback, comments, suggestions, please do write! craigxmartin[at]

Craig has three podcasts up so far: his introduction; an interview with yours truly about unilateral humanitarian intervention; and an interview with the always-interesting Adil Haque about the use of force, aggression, and self-defense.

One of the nice features of Craig’s podcast is that asks the interviewee to recommend three works that might not otherwise get enough attention. And he provides links to those works on the episode page.

I highly recommend the podcast. (At least episodes 1 and 3.) Tune in!

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