Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Go On! IHL emerging issues

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

"International Humanitarian Law: Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict" is the theme of a conference to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at American University Washington College of the Law in Washington, D.C. It's cosponsored by the law school's Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law and the American Society of International Law. The date coincides with the 1st day of ASIL's annual meeting, about which we've posted here and here.
The event's organized as part of an inaugural student writing competition in the area of international humanitarian law. Winning law students are:
Elizabeth Holland, Suffolk University Law School in Boston, for "Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project and Its Crippling Impact on Humanitarian Assistance in Armed Conflict"; and
Robert Clarke, University of Western Australia in Perth, for "The Klub-K Anti-Ship Missile System -- A Hypothetical Case Study in Perfidy and Its Repression".
They'll present papers to panels comprising IntLawGrrl Susana SáCouto (American) and IntLawGrrls' guest/alumna Laurie Blank (Emory), as well as Lucy Brown (American Red Cross), Morris Davis (Crimes of War Project), Hadar Harris (American), Dick Jackson (Lieber Society), Kate Jastram (California-Berkeley), Gary Solis (Georgetown; aside: kudos to Gary, who'll receive an ASIL Certificate of Merit for Contribution to a Specialized Field of International Law for his book The Law of Armed Conflict), Jon Tracy (National Institute of Military Justice), Jamie Williamson (International Committee of the Red Cross), and Rick Wilson (American). Our colleague David M. Crane (Syracuse), formerly the Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, will deliver a keynote address. (image=detail from conference flyer)
Details here.

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