Texts of speakers / Textes des orateurs – Bruges

‘Silent Leges Inter Arma?’ Conference
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’