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International Law Conference 2010 banner

June 22-24, 2010
McCarty Little Hall Auditorium
US Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island

Hosted by the International Law Department,
Center for Naval Warfare Studies

Co-Sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo, Italy and the Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, American Society of International Law

With generous support from the Naval War College Foundation and Israel Yearbook on Human Rights

   
PURPOSE
 
 To examine the challenge to international law posed by the changing character of war. The objectives of the conference are to catalogue the extent to which existing international law governs these changing aspects of warfare and to assess whether these developments warrant revision of existing international law.


Available Video
Opening Address
WELCOMING REMARKS AND OPENING ADDRESS
  • Professor Dennis L. Mandsager, Chairman, International Law Department, Naval War College
  • Professor Derek P. Jinks, Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law, Naval War College, Marrs McLean Professor in Law, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Mr. Nicholas Rostow, Former General Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations; former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council; former Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; and 2001 Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law, Naval War College
Panel 1 Part 1 Panel 1 Part 2

PANEL I
The Changing Character of the Battlefield: The Use of Force in Cyberspace

Moderator
  • Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo, JAGC, USN, Naval Justice School
Panelists
  • Professor Matthew C. Waxman, Columbia School of Law
  • Professor Michael N. Schmitt, Durham University School of Law
  • Professor Derek P. Jinks, Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law, Naval War College, Marrs McLean Professor in Law, The University of Texas School of Law
Luncheon Address
LUNCHEON ADDRESS
  • Professor Robert M. Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law, The University of Texas School of Law
The Emerging Law of Detention: The Guantánamo Habeas Cases as Lawmaking
Panel 2 Part 1 Panel 2 Part 2

PANEL II
The Changing Character of the Participants in War: Civilianization of War-Fighting and the Concept of "Direct Participation in Hostilities"

Moderator
  • Professor Charles H.B. Garraway, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Panelists
  • Professor Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Brigadier-General Blaise Cathcart, C.D., Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces
  • Professor Françoise Hampson, Department of Law and Human Rights Centre,University of Essex
  • Doctor Nils Melzer, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross
Panel 3 Part 1 Panel 3 Part 2

PANEL III
The Changing Character of Weapon Systems: Unmanned Systems / Unmanned Vehicles

Moderator
  • Professor John F. Murphy, Villanova University School of Law
Panelists
  • Ms. Hina Shamsi, Senior Advisor to the Project on Extrajudicial Executions at New York University School of Law
  • Professor Kenneth Anderson, American University, Washington College of Law
  • Colonel Darren M. Stewart, British Army, Military Director, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy
  • Professor Raul "Pete" Pedrozo, International Law Department, Naval War College
Panel 4 Part 1 Panel 4 Part 2

PANEL IV
The Changing character of Tactics: Lawfare in Asymmetrical Conflicts

Moderator
  • Mr. David E. Graham, Executive Director, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
Panelists
  • Professor Pnina Sharvit Baruh, Tel Aviv University
  • Major General Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.), Professor of the Practice and Associate Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law
  • Ms. Ashley S. Deeks, Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School
  • Captain Dale Stephens, Royal Australian Navy, Department of Defense (Australia)
Panel 5 Part 1 Panel 5 Part 2

PANEL V
The Changing Character of International Legal Scrutiny: Rule Set, Investigation, and Enforcement in Asymmetrical Conflicts

Moderator
  • Captain Rob McLaughlin, Royal Australian Navy, Directorate of Operations and International Law
Panelists
  • Professor Doctor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Commander Andrew Murdoch, Royal Navy, Directorate of Navy Legal Services
  • Doctor Roy S. Schöndorf, Director, Department of Special Affairs, Ministry of Justice, State of Israel
  • Commander James C. Kraska, JAGC, USN, Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law, International Law Department, Naval War College
Closing Address
CLOSING ADDRESS
  • Professor Yoram Dinstein, Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University