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 - The ‘Silent Leges Inter Arma?’ Conference - Bruges
By the Belgian Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
In collaboration with the University of Exeter & the University of Melbourne

Wednesday 20 September 2017

The legal challenges in hybrid warfare

Dr. Bill Boothby
Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Thursday 21 September 2017

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

Dr. Hans Born
Assistant Director and head of Policy and Research Division,
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Legal considerations pertaining to the use of armed forces in domestic situations in support of counter-terrorism efforts

Mr. Christian Gossiaux
Director-General, DG Legal Support & Mediation, Belgian MOD

Targeting in complex situations

Mr. Kubo Macák
University of Exeter, UK

Lieutenant Marie Van Hoofstat
Legal Advisor to the Belgian Air Component

The ICRC’s updated commentaries on the First and Second Geneva Conventions of 1949

Mr. Stéphane Kolanowski
Senior Legal Adviser, Delegation to the EU and NATO, ICRC & Visiting professor at the College of Europe

Brief presentation of the Belgian Group of the Society

Major Dominique Crêvecoeur
Centre d’Etude de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre

Friday 22 September 2017

The human rights of military personnel

Mr. Emmanuel Jacob
President of EUROMIL

Mr. William McDermott
Project Officer, Policy and Research Division, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Dr. Rain Liivoja
Senior Lecturer & Branco Weiss Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia

The Leuven Manual on International Law Applicable to Peace Operation

Prof. Terry D. Gill
Netherlands Defence Academy & University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Mr. Jens Andersen
Formerly UN Observer to the Group of Experts set up to draft the Leuven Manual’

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