International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
Société Internationale de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre
Sociedad Internacional de Derecho Militar y Derecho de la Guerra
Международное Общество Военного Права и Права Войны

Texts of speakers - International Conference - Riga
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Overview of the Conference and Key Issues

Mr. Roland L. Trope
Partner at Trope and Schramm LLP, New York City
Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, U.S. Military Academy (U.S.A.)

Protecting the supply chain of critical infrastructure from counterfeit electronic parts, malwares, and cyber attacks

David P. Fidler
James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law
Senior Fellow, Indiana University Center on Applied Cybersecurity Research
Fellow, Asia and the Pacific Policy Society
Associate Fellow, Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security (U.S.A.)

Case studies on detecting and correcting deadly defects in advanced weapon systems inherent in errant designs or added during negligent upgrade, maintenance or repairs

The Hon. Mr. Justice Haddon-Cave
Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales, and responsible for The Nimrod Review (GBR)

Air Vice-Marshal Paul Atherton OBE
Director Operations, Military Aviation Authority (GBR)

Friday, 30 May 2014

(National) defence procurement in the EU context: The framework (including Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the EU of 13 July 2009); players (including the European Defence Agency and the European Commission); complexities (including the exemption of article 346 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union after the implementation of the Directive 2009/81/EC); and questions

Dr. Ir. Baudouin Heuninckx
Directorate General Material Resources (BEL)

Rear Admiral René Laurens LL.M.
Defence Materiel Organization, Ministry of Defence (NLD)

Emerging challenges in allocating intellectual property rights – particularly in an era where Governments increasingly need rights to technical data and source code that contractors are not always willing to grant and where such intellectual property is at increasing risk of being misappropriated by cyber attacks

Fernand A. Lavallee
Partner, DLA Piper, Washington, D.C. (U.S.A.)

Roland L. Trope
Trope and Schramm LLP, New York City (U.S.A.)