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

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Keynote Presentations

Status of Foreign Fighters under International and National Law
Ms. Sandra KRAEHENMANN (PhD), Research fellow of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Status of Foreign Fighters under international and national law -
Academy Briefing : Foreign Fighters under International Law

General Report and Discussion
The Challenges in the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law
General Rapporteurs:
Air Commodore Peter HEBLY, Head of Military Legal Services, The Netherlands
LCol Jean-Michel CAMBRON, Judge Advocate General Corps, Canada
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Thursday 16 April 2015

Committee for Military Justice
Jaloud v. The Netherlands – An In-Depth Analysis
Prof. Eugene FIDELL, Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, New Haven (Conn.), USA

Defence Procurement Law
How Defence Procurement & Critical Infrastructure can fall Victim to the Cyber Threat
Mr Roland TROPE, Partner, Trope and Schramm LLP; Adjunct Professor, Department of Law, U.S. Military Academy, USA

Committee for the Law of Maritime and Air Operations (Part I)
Persons in distress at sea: legal implications for Navies and enforcement agencies // Use of force against pirates: operational and legal challenges
Professor Dr. Irini PAPANICOLOPULU, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy – Saving lives and enforcing the law: legal and operational challenges of irregular migration by sea.

Committee for International Humanitarian Law (Part I)
IHL in Current International Crises
Lieutenant-Colonel Otakar FOLTÝN, Legal Adviser, Joint Operational Centre, General Staff, Czech Republic

Committee for the Law of Maritime and Air Operations (Part II)
Current Air and Joint Operations in Syria and Iraq
Professor Natalino RONZITTI, Professor of International Law, Libera Università degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli of Rome – "Jus ad bellum, Jus in bello and Jus post bellum: the Practice of Recent and Current Air Operations”
Dr. Petra OCHMANNOVA, Senior Legal Advisor, Legal Office, Ministry of Defence, Prague, Czech Republic - Use of Drones and Legal Challenges

Committee for International Humanitarian Law (Part II)
IHL in Current International Crises
Dr. Veronika BILKOVA, Associate Professor in International Law, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Committee for History of Military Law and the Law of War
Non-State Actors and the Laws of Armed Conflict
Mr. Christian GOSSIAUX, senior legal advisor, Ministry of Defence, Belgium
Mr. Christian GOSSIAUX, Texte final : Acteurs non étatiques et DIH – Approche historique
Ms. Anne DIENELT, International Affairs Department, University of Hamburg, Germany

Committee for General Affairs
Military orders, military superiors and military subordinates - a contribution to legal interoperability
Dr. Alexander PORETSCHKIN, Legal Advisor (ret.), Germany

Friday 17 April 2015

Panel discussion on International Principles Governing the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals
Brigadier General Dimitrios ZAFEIROPOULOS, Senior Vice-President of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
Dr. Elizabeth Guimarães Teixeira ROCHA, President, Superior Tribunal Militar, Brazil
Maj Gen Nilendra KUMAR, Director, Amity Law School, Noida, India
Mr. Christopher GRIGGS, barrister, Wellington, New Zealand
Col Pierre Desire MVIENNA, President of Douala Military Tribunal, Cameroon

Challenges to Domestic Prosecution of War Crimes
Colonel James A.E. JOHNSTON, Managing Prosecutor, Service Prosecuting Authority, United Kingdom

The Importance of Cyber Warfare in Current International Crises
Air Commodore (Ret) Dr. William BOOTHBY, UK
Brigadier General Prof. Dr. Paul DUCHEINE, Netherlands Defence Academy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Award of the Ciardi Prize 2015