Sunday, February 6, 2011

Go On! Law of War Detention

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

A discussion on "Law of War Detention" will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. next Wednesday, February 9, at Tillar House, the headquarters of the American Society of International Law, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Speakers include IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Laurie Blank (left), Director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta; Joanne Mariner (below left), Director of the Human Rights Program and Rita E. Hauser Distinguished Lecturer in Human Rights at Hunter College in New York and former Director of the Terrorism & Counterterrorism Program at Human Rights Watch; Eric Jensen, formerly Chief of the International Law division of the Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General and now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham Law in New York; and Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at D.C.'s Brookings Institute. Moderating will be Dick Jackson, Special Assistant for Law of War Matters, U.S. Army, and Chair of the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, the ASIL interest group that's sponsoring the panel. Topics to be discussed:
► Who may be detained?
► For how long?
► Under what standard of treatment?
Register here -- the panel and reception to follow are free, but space is limited.

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