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Robert W. "Skip" Ash is a Senior Counsel at the ACLJ and at the ECLJ. Ash heads the ACLJ’s national security practice. As such, he deals daily with legal issues concerning Believers in the U.S. Armed Forces, with issues regarding the Law of Armed Conflict worldwide, with issues before the International Criminal Court, with issues before the United Nations and its agencies, and with issues before other international courts in Europe. Ash is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, who served 22 years on active duty as a U.S. Army officer. His service included serving as NATO desk officer in the War Plans division of the Army Staff as well as a military strategist for the Secretary of Defense in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Plans in the Pentagon. Ash is also one of the founders of the M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Public Policy. He currently serves as Secretary of the Centre.

A graduate of Regent University School of Law, Ash has also served as a member of the faculties of the School of Law and the Robertson School of Government at Regent where he taught courses on national security law, public international law, comparative law, First Amendment law, business associations, and legal research and writing.

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Palestinian Leaders Just Admitted There Is No State of Palestine

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In a major development, Palestinian leaders have recently admitted what we have been arguing all along: there is no “State of Palestine.” This constitutes additional evidence that the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should consider when assessing whether the ICC has...

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Air Force Court Under Attack for Hearing at Liberty University

By Skip Ash1583183080793

It is not uncommon that federal and state courts of all descriptions periodically hold actual proceedings at law schools throughout the United States. One such instance recently took place at Liberty University, where the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, a component of the military justice...

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We’re Going Back to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

By Skip Ash1582238965078

The ICC Prosecutor now has her crosshairs set on Israel. She is preparing her team to investigate “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” allegedly committed by Israelis against the Palestinians. She’s been threatening to unleash her investigators for months. Late last month, she took the first...

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Continuing to Engage at the ICC for Israel

By Skip Ash1581088879406

You’ll recall that in early December 2019, Jay and a team of lawyers flew to The Netherlands to argue before the International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber in The Hague on behalf of U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The ICC Prosecutor was seeking permission to investigate and...

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A Constitutional Crisis Over . . . Candy Canes? Apparently So!

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Honoring Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

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