Friday, May 6, 2011

Go On! Law of War / U.S. Civil War

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

"Law of War in the American Civil War" will be the topic of a panel discussion from 3-4:30 p.m. this Wednesday, May 11, at the Tillar House, headquarters of the American Society of International Law, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Cosponsors are ASIL's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and the American Red Cros.
In remembrance of the 150th anniversary this Civil War, experts will:
► Present historical vignettes describing the application of the law of war to the Civil War;
► Discuss the contributions of Francis Lieber, author of the Lieber Code promulgated in the middle of the Civil War, to the development of the law; and
► Explore the application of this law to detention operations and guerrilla warfare, and the historical antecedents of military commissions.
Confirmed panelists include Gary D. Solis, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and Isabelle Daoust, Manager, International Humanitarian Law Dissemination Program, American Red Cross.
The event is free but space is limited; register here.

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