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Event:ASIL’s Lieber Society/American Red Cross: The Civil War and the Law of War

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Last Wednesday ASIL’s  Lieber Society and the American Red Cross sponsored an event with a very distinguished panel taking a historical look at the application of the laws of war during the American Civil War. Here is the event info:

ASIL’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a historical panel discussion on the application of the law of war in the American Civil War, in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of that conflict.  Military historians and law of war experts Gary SolisIsabelle Daoust, and Richard Jackson will be presenting historical vignettes, describing the application of the law of war (often referred to as international humanitarian law) to the Civil War.  The panelists will discuss the contributions of Francis Lieber to the development of the law, the application of this law to detention operations and guerrilla warfare, and the historical antecedents of military commissions. —-Refreshments will be provided.

Panelists:

  • Richard Jackson, Co-Chair, Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict
  • Gary D. Solis, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgtown University Law Center
  • Isabelle Daoust, Manager, International Humanitarian Law Dissemination Program, American Red Cross
  • John Fabian Witt, Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School
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