Texts of speakers / Textes des orateurs – Geneva

XIIth Seminar for legal advisors of the armed forces 

Wednesday 19 June

1st Working session
70 Years of International Law Applied to Non-State Armed Groups: From Common Article 3 to the Equivalence of IAC and NIAC Law
Prof. Marco Sassoli, Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and Professor of International Law, University of Geneva

2nd Working session
Losing Clarity on the Use of Force: From Targeted Strikes to Permanent War
Prof. Dr. Tom Ruys, Professor of International Law, Ghent University
Dr. Stuart Casey-Maslen, Honorary Professor, University of Pretoria and Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Thursday 20 June

4th Working session
Three Questions on Detention in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Legal Basis, Grounds for Detention and Procedural Safeguards
Ms. Jelena Pejic, Senior Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

5the Working session
Making Justice in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Missing Link or Overlapping Jurisdiction
Prof Noam Lubell, Professor in the School of Law, University of Essex
Mr. Alessandro Mario Amoroso, Programme Officer, Security and Law Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)
Ms. Lauren C. Anderson, Geopolitical and International Secrutity Expert and Consultant, Former FBI Executive, Fellow at Geneva Centre for Security Policy

LAWFAS presentation

Friday 21 June

6th Working session
The Evolution of Peace Operations: From Buffer Force between States to Robust Mandates and Active Protection of Civilians against Non-State Armed Groups
Mr. Alfons Vanheusden, Senior Legal Advisor, Belgian Ministry of Defence and Assistant Secretary-General of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW)
Mr. Tobias Vestner, Head, Security and Law Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

7th Working session
Bringing Private Military and Security Companies under International Law: Do We Need Clear Hard Law of New Soft Law
LtCol Michael A. Rizzotti, Stockton Centre for International Law, U.S. Naval War College

8th Working session
Future Challenges in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Conducting Operations in Complex Environments
Prof. Gloria Gaggioli, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
Ms.Sigrid Redse Johansen, Judge Advocate General, Head of the Norwegian Military Prosecution Authority