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Interview with John Norton Moore,
Battlefield Next Podcast Episode 6: Interview with John Norton Moore, Thirteenth Waldemar A. Solf and Marc L. Warren Chair Lecturer in National Security Law.
April 7, 2020
On today’s episode, we have an interview of Mr. John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Law, by Major Travis J.Covey, Vice Chair and Professor of Law in the National Security Law Department at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. The episode is an addendum to the Thirteenth Waldemar A. Solf and Marc L. Warren Chair lecture in National Security Law given to by Mr. Moore at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.
The episode begins with an introduction of Mr. Moore by Major Covey. The discussion addresses Mr. Moore’s lecture, “Defending Defense in the Law of Jus Ad Bellum.” Mr. Moore discusses the origin of the crisis, why defending the effective right of defense is important, the distinction between the US view of treaty interpretation and the European view, ambiguities in the conventions, and what he would like to see going forward.
Below is a timeline of some of the subject-areas discussed during the episode:
00:00 Episode introduction
02:09 Mr. Moore's Background in National Security Law
03:40 Overview of Mr. Moore's lecture: "Defending Defense in the Law of Jus Ad Bellum".
05:18 Origin of the crisis
06:47 Returning to the effective right of defense
11:08 Distinction between the US view of treaty interpretation versus the European view
13:26 Ambiguities in the conventions
15:37 Looking forward: protecting the right of defense
16:45 Closing remarks
18:09 End of the episode
A list of publications and contributions by Mr. Moore is available here.
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