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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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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!

By Skip Ash1578609792399

Just when you thought that the anti-Christian crowd could not become more unhinged, they become more unhinged. What’s the issue this time? The sale of candy canes (which they refer to derisively as “Jesus Candy”) at military post and base exchanges. To the unhinged, the mere presence in military...

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ICC Prosecutor Unlawfully Puts Israel in Crosshairs

By Skip Ash1577378434975

Israel is once again in the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor’s crosshairs. This time the Prosecutor has asked one of the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chambers to confirm that she has jurisdiction to investigate and try Israeli leaders for so-called war crimes and crimes against humanity for...

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ACLJ to ICC: Jewish Settlements Are Not “War Crimes”

By Skip Ash1565712419728

Israel’s government is the only stable democracy in the Middle East. And Israel has never been (and likely never will be) a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Yet, the ICC is focusing laser-like on Israel. It’s considering looking into whether Israel has committed war crimes in its...

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Honoring Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

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