Presentations of speakers – BRUGES 2023

Sixth ‘Silent leges inter arma?’ Conference

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Session 1 – Post-conflict Accountability for Violations of International Humanitarian Law, in Historical and Contemporary Contexts

Chair:  Prof. Dr. Steven Dewulf, Professor of International Law, Chair of Law, Royal Military Academy, Belgium

Speaker: Sabrina Rewald, Research and Teaching Associate, IHL Clinic, Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum, University of Leiden
Digitally derived evidence to prosecute perpetrators of international crimes

Thursday 21 September 2023

Session 3 – Military Activities and Presence in Outer Space

Chair: Prof. Dr. Valeria Eboli, Italian Naval Academy

Speaker: Jean-François Mayence, LLM, Legal Unit ‘International Relations’, Federal Science Policy, Belgium
The space law framework and current concerns

Speaker: Pauline Warnotte, Senior Legal Advisor, ICRC delegation to the EU, NATO and the Kingdom of Belgium; Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Namur
The ICRC’s perspective

Session 4 – International Humanitarian Law vs. Counter-terrorism Legislation

Chair: Gert Jan van Hegelsom, Former Head of the Legal Service of the European External Action Service

Speaker: Thomas Van Poecke, PhD Fellow, Research Foundation Flanders
The Armed Conflict Exclusion Clause: A Comparative Perspective

Session 5 – The Right to Life of a Soldier in Combat

Chair: Emmanuel Jacob, President, EUROMIL

Speaker: Dr. Jan Arno Hessbruegge, Visiting Professor, University for Peace, Costa Rica & Human Rights Officer, United Nations
The Soldier’s Human Right to Life in Combat

Humanitarian Law