Texts of speakers / Textes des orateurs – Bruges 2019

‘Silent Leges Inter Arma?’ Conference
Wednesday 18 September 2019

Keynote speech: The Need for Borders in an EU without borders

Mr. Ludwig Van Der Veken, President of the Belgian Group & Secretary-General of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War

Mr. Pieter De Crem, Ministery of Security and the Interior, Belgium & former Belgian Minister of Defence (2007 – 2014), Belgium

Thursday 19 September 2019

Recent Developments of Human Rights Jurisprudence in relation to the Armed Forces
– Keynote speech

Cononel (GS) Chris De Cock, Legal Advisor to the Director of the MPCC

– Panel Discussion

Ms. Birgitta Nyström, Former Member of the European Committee of Social Rights & Professor of Labour Law, University of Lund, Sweden

Ms. Jonna Naumanen, Human Rights Officer, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), OSCE

Mr. Johan Van De Walle, Lieutenant Colonel, Belgian Defence, Integrity Coordinator for the Armed Forces

The Use of Propaganda and Other Methods of Influencing Other Nations

Mr. Jean-François Mayence, LLM, Legal Unit ‘International Relations’, Federal Science Policy, Belgium

Senior Captain Marc Vanhalle, Information Operations Group, Armed Forces, Belgium

Colonel mr. drs. G.L.C. (Bart) van den Bosch, Faculty of Military Sciences, Netherlands Defence Academy

Presentation of the Legal Advisors Worktop Functional Area System (LAWFAS) by Mr. (CTR) José Maria Da Silva Miguel, Office of the Legal Advisor, Allied Command Operations (ACO) / Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)

Friday 20 September 2019

Follow-up on “The Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable
to Peace Operations”

Mr. Alfons Vanheusden, Assistant Secretary-General of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War & Head of the Legal Advisory Division, DG Legal Support, Armed Forces, Belgium