As an international military law researcher at Wits University, Joel Block researches the intersections between the military and international legal frameworks. For his work, he has been awarded military conference certificates from the South African National Defence Force, the Aeronautic and Astronautic Association of France, the Israel Missile Defence Association and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Much of Block’s research includes explorations of global integrated air and missile defence systems through a legal lens, for example, examining the legality of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system. Through the course he completed with the International Committee of the Red Cross, he has gained a better understanding of international humanitarian law and how military law interacts with it. His current work, as a jurisprudence researcher at Wits, focuses on the theoretical implications of waging war in space through the Star Wars franchise.
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