Friday, May 5, 2017

Conference: Silent leges inter arma?

On September 20-22, 2017, the Belgian Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War will host a conference on "Silent leges inter arma?" in Bruges. The program is here. Here's the idea:
This conference will bring together practitioners and academics active in the field of security and defence with parliamentarians and their collaborators from a wide variety of Countries, to discuss the following topics:
  • The initiative for a new multilateral treaty for mutual legal assistance and extradition for domestic prosecution of crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes
  • The UN Charter and the legal bases to resort to the use of force in light of contemporary security challenges
  • Parliamentary oversight and democratic control over armed forces, in particular with regard to military deployments abroad and in domestic situations, including in situations of state of emergency
  • Legal considerations pertaining to the use of armed forces in domestic situations in support of counter-terrorism efforts
  • Targeting in complex situations
  • The legal challenges in hybrid warfare
  • A commentary on the ICRC commentaries on the Geneva Conventions
  • The human rights of military personnel
  • The Leuven Manual on International Law Applicable to Peace Operation