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Lindsay Moir

Professor of International Law and Director of Admissions


Israeli air strikes in Syria, 2003 and 2007 (2018)
Book Chapter
Moir, L. (2018). Israeli air strikes in Syria, 2003 and 2007. In T. Ruys, O. Corten, & A. Hofer (Eds.), International law and the use of force: A case-based approach (662-672). Oxford: Oxford University Press

The concept of non-international armed conflict (2015)
Book Chapter
Moir, L. (2015). The concept of non-international armed conflict. In A. Clapham, P. Gaeta, & M. Sassòli (Eds.), The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary (391-414). Oxford: Oxford University Press

Action against host states of terrorist groups (2015)
Book Chapter
Moir, L. (2015). Action against host states of terrorist groups. In M. Weller (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of the use of force in international law (720-736). Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/law/9780199673049.003.0033

This chapter examines the problems that could arise when a state invokes self-defence to justify action against terrorist groups in another state. It first considers indirect armed attack against armed groups and the controversy surrounding the use o... Read More about Action against host states of terrorist groups.

‘It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a non-international armed conflict!’: cross-border hostilities between states and non-state actors (2014)
Book Chapter
Moir, L. (2014). ‘It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a non-international armed conflict!’: cross-border hostilities between states and non-state actors. In C. Harvey, J. Summers, & N. D. White (Eds.), Contemporary challenges to the laws of war (71-94). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107478725.007

© Cambridge University Press 2014. All rights reserved. A contention may, of course, arise between armed forces of a State and a body of armed individuals, but this is not war. [M]odern conflict often does not appear to fit nicely into the strict tra... Read More about ‘It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a non-international armed conflict!’: cross-border hostilities between states and non-state actors.

Grave breaches and internal armed conflicts (2009)
Journal Article
Moir, L. (2009). Grave breaches and internal armed conflicts. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 7(4), 763-787. https://doi.org/10.1093/jicj/mqp050

International law has historically been more concerned with the regulation of international, rather than internal, armed conflict. As an integral part of this regime, aimed specifically at the violation of particular rules relating to international a... Read More about Grave breaches and internal armed conflicts.