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March 24, 2022 Part 2 of 2

The Law of War with Judge James Baker (Part 2)

Episode 215

It’s the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II. And in just 4 weeks, Putin’s playbook has proven to grossly violate international law. This week, host Elisa is joined by Judge James Baker to breakdown the laws and treaties that apply to Russia and this conflict. Which international agreements are at play, and which have been violated? And as this conflict escalates, what options are on the table for NATO member states?

Hon. James E Baker is the Director of the Institute of Security Policy and Law at Syracuse University.


The Geneva Conventions

The North Atlantic Treaty, Articles 5 & 11

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

United Nations General Assembly, Article 18

National Security Act of 1947

The Nuremberg Principles

Title 18 U.S. Code 2441, War Crimes

Executive Order 901

Executive Order 12333

Department of Defense Law of War Manual

James E. Baker, “Obedience to Orders, Lawful Orders, and the Military’s Constitutional Compact.” Just Security. November 2, 2020

“Biden call Putin a war criminal.” NPR. March 16, 2022

“U.S must harden its cybersecurity defenses, experts say.” ABA Press and ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security. Feb. 2022

“Statement of ABA President Reginald Turner Re: Invasion of Ukraine.” ABA. March 2, 2022