International Bar Association War Crimes Committee conference - The Legal Challenges of Modern Warfare: The Peace Palace, The Hague, 30 – 31 January 2016

30 January 2016

The War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association is holding its second specialist conference at the end of January. The conference will be held at the Peace Palace in The Hague, home to the International Court of Justice, on the weekend of 30 and 31 January 2016.

Under the banner of, “The Legal Challenges of Modern Warfare”, the conference will include six sessions over two days on the following topics:

  • Targeting missiles and the safety of civilian populations and infrastructure
  • Peace keepers responsibilities and liabilities in conflict zones
  • Investigation of crimes and mass atrocities in conflict zones
  • Cyber warfare international and national problems in modern conflicts
  • The detention and treatment of hostile forces
  • Supporting sides, supplying arms and regime change

This conference follows the success of the 2015 conference, “International Legal Challenges for 2015”, which was attended by more than 300 delegates.

More than 30 speakers will contribute to this year’s conference. They will include academics, defence and prosecution lawyers, and those from a military background with first hand experience of modern warfare.

As before the IBA has kept the price of the conference as low as possible. Tickets cost only €90 (€70 for those under 30). Up to 9 CPD points are available.

An open meeting of the War Crimes Committee officers will take place on the Sunday morning giving an opportunity for a greater understanding of, and involvement in, the work of this important committee.

For further information please contact Jonathan Grimes (Co-Chair of the War Crimes Committee) or visit the IBA website.

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