C|M|LAW Professor Milena Sterio presented her article, The United States’ Use of Drones in the War on Terror: The (Il)legality of Targeted Killings Under International Law, at the International Criminal Law Interest Group Annual Workshop, at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago on December 14, 2012. This article will be published in the Case Western Journal of International Law; it examines the legality of the United States’s use of drones in places abroad. The article raises questions about the CIA’s covert drone operations, and in particular how the US defines the battlefield (where suich drones can be used), the legality of drone targets, and the issue of the identity of drone operators and their location (in offices in the US).
In addition, Sterio submitted an article entitled The Future of Ad Hoc Tribunals: An Assessment of Their Utility Post-ICC to the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law. This paper, which will be published by the ILSA journal in 2013, examines the future of ad hoc tribunals in light of the presence of the International Criminal Court and raises the question of whether ad hoc tribunals will ever be useful or necessary in the future, when cases can be sent to the ICC. Professor Sterio presented a paper on this topic at the International Law Weekend conference in New York City in October 2012 (at Fordham Law School).