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GENEVA (Nov. 11, 2009) - Professor Dennis Mandsager, second from left, participates in a discussion about "The Rules of Engagment Handbook," an online reference project initiated by Mandsager three years ago. (Photo provided by Professor Mandsager)

NEWPORT, R.I. – Professor Dennis Mandsager of the International Law Department participated in the launch and discussion of a recent publication on rules of engagement at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), on Nov. 11.

"The Rules of Engagement Handbook” was published through the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), based in San Remo, Italy.
The Handbook reflects the results of a three-year project initiated by Mandsager, who identified the need for a common Rules of Engagement reference that could be used by any nation for training or operations.
The Handbook was informed by several workshops conducted at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, plus numerous multinational exercises and courses and drew input from highly qualified experts from different regions of the world. 
The launch and discussion at the GCSP included:
Welcome Address: Professor Steven Haines
Head, Security and Law Programme, GCSP, Geneva
Professor Dennis Mandsager
Captain, JAGC, US Navy (Ret.), US Naval War College, Newport
Mr François Sénéchaud
Head, Unit for the Relations with Armed and Security Forces,
International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
Colonel Darren Stewart
Director, Military Courses, IIHL, San Remo
Brigadier General Erwin Dahinden
Director of International Relations of the Swiss Armed Forces,
Member of the GCSP Foundation Council, Member of IIHL Council
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