IHL Workshop for Students -- January 2013

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The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross organized a free, multi-day workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL) for students attending US law schools.  This workshop, held at Boalt Hall School of Law, combined lectures and hands-on exercises, which were led by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross and the American Red Cross, lawyers for the U.S. Armed Forces, law professors who specialize in IHL, as well as a representative from the State Department's Office of Global Criminal Justice.    

Topics included:
• Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
• When Does IHL Apply?
• Human Rights and IHL
• Protected Persons
• Internment/Detention
• Armed Conflicts of a Non-International Character
• The IHL/Terrorism Interface
• Implementation and Enforcement of IHL

Nineteen US law schools were represented, including:  Berkeley Law, UCLA, UC Davis, Brigham Young University, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Boston University, University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and Tufts University.

WORKSHOP FACULTY
Major Owen Bishop (US Air Force)
Professor, International and Operational Law Department
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School

Andrea Harrison
Deputy Legal Advisor
International Committee of the Red Cross

Kate Jastram
Lecturer in Residence and 
Director for Research and Programs, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law
Berkeley Law

Lt. Colonel Christopher Jenks
Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law
Southern Methodist University

Major Todd Lindquist (US Army)
Professor, International and Operational Law Department
The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School

Anne Quintin
Public Affairs Officer
International Committee of the Red Cross

Gabor Rona
International Legal Director
Human Rights First

Eric Sigmund
Legal Advisor, International Humanitarian Law
American Red Cross

Gary Solis
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University School of Law
and
Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University School of Law

Beth Van Schaack
Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Office of Global Criminal Justice
Department of State