Historic Pembroke College, Oxford was the host of a 2-day workshop last week which brought together academics, government and military lawyers from the UK, US, Canada, continental Europe and Israel.
The Transatlantic Dialogue on International Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict, now in its second year, aimed to stimulate debate and discussion on thorny issues faced by those tasked with putting IHL, also known as the law of armed conflict or law of war, into practice.
Differences in the way in which States interpret these laws can impact dramatically on how they set rules of engagement for their armed forces. Colloquially known as 'RoE', these sets of rules, in which all soldiers are trained, guide what conduct is permissible on the battlefield. Read more...
Events in the UK and Ireland
14 - 17 September 2014, Madgalene College, Cambridge. The British Red Cross will hold its biennial Summer School on International Humanitarian Law in September 2014. This residential course is aimed at people with a professional interest in the practical application of IHL.