Brown Bag #9

Wednesday, September 18th — Brown Bag Discussion #9
America At War: What Are The Rules?
International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
With Jeanne M. Lieberman, Esq.
Adjunct Professor, Core division
Where and when: Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, 12:30-2 p.m.

About this discussion: 
do we define torture or regulate weapons? What is an “unlawful enemy
combatant”? What is the status of reporters or contractors on
battlefields? Is environmental damage a war crime?
Who can try an accused war criminal? Was “Shock and Awe” an illegal
tactic? The answers come directly from International Humanitarian Law
(IHL). The essential IHL rules, codified in the Geneva Conventions, aim
to reduce the suffering and devastation of war
in order to assure a more lasting peace after the war. How’s that
going? This presentation covers the essential principles of IHL
historically and in the context of current events. Participation is
encouraged. It will take the form of applying IHL principles
to concrete situations.
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