ROGER HERTOG PROGRAM SPEAKER SERIES
The Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security hosts a series of events that engage leading government practitioners and legal scholars on contemporary national security issues.
All events are held at:
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York City
November 21, 2013 “From Gettysburg to Guantánamo: 150 Years of the Lieber Code and the Law of Armed Conflict”
Co-Sponsored by the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security, and The Lieber Society of the American Society of International Law.
Drafted by Columbia University Professor Francis Lieber and signed by President Lincoln in 1863 as General Order No. 100, the Lieber Code represented the world's first attempt to codify the laws of war. This conference celebrating its 150th anniversary will address the historical origins of the Code, its impact on the development of international humanitarian law and its continued significance to modern challenges in armed conflict. It will feature a lunch keynote address by Brigadier General Rich Gross, U.S. Army, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Panelists will include Sir Adam Roberts, University of Oxford, Sir Daniel Bethlehem, former Legal Adviser to the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Prof. John Witt, Yale Law School, Prof. Robert Chesney, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Dapo Akande, University of Oxford, Maj. Gen. Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, Jelena Pejic, Legal Counsel, International Committee of the Red Cross, Marten Zwanenburg, Senior Legal Advisor in the Netherlands Ministry of Defense, Dr. Bruce Oswald, Melbourne Law School, Naz Modirzadeh, Harvard Law School and Sarah Cleveland, Philip Bobbit and Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School.
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