Sean Watts

Creighton University School of Law

Professor of Law

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178

United States

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Low-Intensity Cyber Operations and the Principle of Non-Intervention

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 644 (44,349)
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International Law, Cyber, Non-Intervention

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Combatant Status and Computer Network Attack

Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, No. 2, p. 392, 2010
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 25 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 621 (46,410)
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International Humanitarian Law, Law of War, computer network attack, combatant status

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Beyond State-Centrism: International Law and Non-State Actors in Cyberspace

21 Journal of Conflict and Security Law 1-17 (2016)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2016
Michael N. Schmitt and Sean Watts
and Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 570 (51,874)

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cyber, non-state, sovereignty, state responsibility, jus ad bellum, self-defense, self-defence

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The Decline of International Humanitarian Law Opinio Juris and the Law of Cyber Warfare

Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 50, 2015
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2015
Michael N. Schmitt and Sean Watts
and Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 499 (61,305)
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humanitarian law; cyber; opinio juris, law of war,customary law

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Understanding the Distinct Function of the Combatant Status Review Tribunals: A Response to Blocher

Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 116, p. 327, 2007
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 17 May 2007
South Texas College of Law, Brigham Young University School of Law and Creighton University School of Law
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international law, national security, the law of war, detainees, global war on terror, prisoners of war

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State Opinio Juris and International Humanitarian Law Pluralism

91 International Law Studies 171 (2015) , Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2015
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 May 2015
Michael N. Schmitt and Sean Watts
and Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 265 (126,373)
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International Humanitarian Law, Law of War, Law of Armed Conflict, Opinio Juris, Public International Law, National Security Law

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Low-Intensity Computer Network Attack and Self-Defense

International Law Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 243 (138,030)

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Law-of-War Perfidy

219 Mil L. Rev. 106 (2014)
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 19 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 217 (153,970)
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Law of War, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Geneva Conventions, Perfidy, National Security Law, Public International Law, Treachery, Chivalry

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Reciprocity and the Law of War

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 50, No. 2, Summer 2009
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 209 (159,442)

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Law of War, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Reciprocity

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Under Siege: International Humanitarian Law and Security Council Practice Concerning Urban Siege Operations

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2014
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 199 (166,937)
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Siege, Law of War, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, jus in bello

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Baseline Territorial Sovereignty and Cyberspace

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 21 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2018
Sean Watts and Theodore T. Richard
Creighton University School of Law and United States Air Force
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Cyberspace, Cyber, Sovereignty, Public International Law, State Responsibility, Computer, Violation of Sovereignty, Network

12.

Status of Government Forces in Non-International Armed Conflict

International Law Studies, Vol. 88, 2012
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Dec 2011
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 163 (199,107)

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Law of War, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Non-International Armed Conflict, Combatant Status, National Security Law, International Law, War Crimes, International Criminal Law, Military Law, Status in Armed Conflict

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A Cyber Duty of Due Diligence: Gentle Civilizer or Crude Destabilizer?

95 Texas Law Review 1555 (2017), BYU Law Research Paper No. 17-16
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 19 Jul 2017
Eric Talbot Jensen and Sean Watts
Brigham Young University School of Law and Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 147 (217,062)

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cyber, warfare, armed conflict, countermeasures, due diligence, state responsibility

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'Unlawful Enemy Combatant:' Status, Theory of Culpability, or Neither?

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 19-25, 2007
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 May 2009
Mark David Max Maxwell and Sean Watts
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 133 (235,251)

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Law of War, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, Unlawful Enemy Combatant, Unlawful Combatant, Unprivileged Belligerent

15.

Cyber Norm Development and the United States Law of War Manual

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, International Cyber Norms Development (Anna-Maria Osula ed., Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 31 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 129 (240,778)

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law of war, cyber warfare, cyber operations, cyber space, cyber law, international law, law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law

16.

Who Is a Prisoner of War

Chapter 44 of The Geneva Conventions of 1949: A Commmentary (Clapham et al., eds, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2016
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
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Law of War, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Geneva Conventions, Prisoner of War, Public International Law

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Domestic Investigation of Suspected Law of Armed Conflict Violations: United States Procedures - Policies and Practices

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Dec 2011
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
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Law of War, International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Investigations, National Security Law, International Law, jus in bello, war crimes, military law, International Criminal Law, military justice

18.

Rethinking the Security Architecture of North East Asia

Victoria University Wellington Law Review, Vol. 41, p. 273, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 27 Sep 2010
Michael J. Kelly and Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law and Creighton University School of Law
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Collective Security, North East Asia, National Security, International Relations, Security Alliance

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Hostile Protected Persons or 'Extra-Conventional Persons': How Unlawful Combatants in the War on Terrorism Posed Extraordinary Challenges for Military Attorneys and Commanders

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 681, 2005
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 May 2009
Paul Kantwill and Sean Watts
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 93 (302,781)

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law of war, international humanitarian law, law of armed conflict, Geneva Conventions, protected persons, prisoner of war, JAG, Military Lawyer, judge advocate general

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Autonomous Weapons: Regulation Tolerant or Regulation Resistant?

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Nov 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 91 (306,947)
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law of war, international humanitarian law, weapons, autonomous weapons, law of armed conflict, weapons bans

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The Notion of Combatancy in Cyber Warfare

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Aug 2014
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 68 (364,014)
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Law of War, Cyber, International Humanitarian Law, Combatant, Combatant Immunity, Law of Armed Conflict, International Law, National Security Law

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The Duty of Due Diligence and Cyber Incitements to Violence

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Jan 2017
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
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Cyber, Cyberspace, Countermeasures, State Responsibility, Public International Law, Due Diligence, Incitement to Violence, Incitement to Genocide

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Regulation-Tolerant Weapons, Regulation-Resistant Weapons and the Law of War

91 Int'l L. Stud. 540 (2015)
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
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law of war, weapons, international humanitarian law, public international law, law of armed conflict, emerging technology

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Humanitarian Logic and the Law of Siege: A Study of the Oxford Guidance on Relief Actions

94 International Law Studies, 2019
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
Downloads 33 (493,128)

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International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Law of War, Siege, Humanitarian Relief Actions

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Law of War Precautions: A Cautionary Note

Number of pages: 88 Posted: 18 Jul 2018
Sean Watts
Creighton University School of Law
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Law of War, Law of Armed Conflict, International Humanitarian Law, Precautions, Targeting, Public International Law

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Unlawful Enemy Combatant : Status, Theory of Culpability, or Neither?

Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 19-25, 2007
Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Mark David Max Maxwell and Sean Watts
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Creighton University School of Law

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