ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

vrijdag 9 januari 2015

COLLOQUIUM: The Laws of War and Military Justice From 1700 to the Present Day (GHI Paris, 14-16 January 2015)

(Image: battle of Gettysburg, Wikimedia Commons)

The German Historical Institute in Paris organises a colloquium on "The Laws of War and Military Justice From 1700 to the Present Day" next week.

Wednesday 14 January
14h30 Welcome and Registration
Thomas Maissen (IHA), Hanna Sonkajärvi (Universidad del País Vasco), Steffen Prauser (University of Birmingham)

15h00 Military Justice inthe Early Modern Period
Sandro Wiggerich (University of Münster), Why Military Justice? –History of an Argument
Markus Meumann (University of Erfurt), Searching for the Origins of the »conseils de guerre« in Seventeenth-Century France

16:00 Family, Gender, and Eighteenth-Century Military Justice
Maria Sjöberg (University of Göteborg), Family Matters and Military Justice in Eighteenth-Century Wars
Marianna Muravyeva (Oxford Brookes University),Creating a Model Citizen: Sex Crimes and the Military in Eighteenth-Century Russia

18:00 Laws of War in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Renaud Morieux (Cambridge University), The Laws of War and the Lawsof the Prison. French and British Prisoners of War in the Eighteenth Century
Jakob Zollmann (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung),Checks and Balances in the Colonies? German Colonial Military Law,c. 1885–1918

Thursday 15 January
09:15 Sebastian Steiner (University of Bern), Between Peace and War: Swiss Military Justice in the First World War
Terry Patton (Open University), Field General Courts Martial in the British Army During the First World War

10:45 Decolonisation and International Law IFabian Klose (Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte Mainz), Decolonisation and International Humanitarian Law
Kerstin von Lingen (University of Heidelberg), Transcultural Legal Debates in the Wake of Cold War and Decolonisation: The Impact of the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) on International Law

14:00 Decolonisation and International Law II
Andrew Thompson (University of Exeter), Rewriting the Geneva Conventions: Political Detention, Article 3 and Decolonisation

14:45 European Military Courts in the Aftermath of the Second World Warin Asia
Lisette Schouten (University of Heidelberg), Justice in Times of Turmoil.Postwar Trials in the Dutch East Indies, 1946–1949
Ann-Sophie Schoepfel-Aboukrat (University of Heidelberg), War, WarCrimes, Power and Justice: the French Military Court in Saigon (1946–1951)

16:15 The Laws of War in the First World War
Daniel Palmieri (Archives Unit International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC, Geneva), Une autre forme de justice? Le CICR face aux violationsde la Convention de Genève durant la Grande Guerre

17:00 N.N.,Talk of a representative of the Minister of Defence

18:00 Key note speech
Karma Nabulsi (University of Oxford), Occupation, Resistance and the Law: from Grotius to Modern Times
Comments: Céline Spector (University of Bordeaux)

Friday 16 January
09:15   Military Courts in the Aftermath of the Second World War in Asia
Anja Bihler (University of Heidelberg), Japanese War Crimes and the Post-World War II Interpretation of the Laws of War in the Republic of China
Valentyna Polunina (University of Heidelberg),The Development of Soviet War Crimes Trials Policy During and After the Second World War

10:45 Ethical and Legal Issues of Today’s Military Operations
Peter Gray (University of Birmingham), Drone Law: Legal Issues on the Use of Remotely Piloted Vehicles
Michael L. Gross (University of Haifa), Using Human Shields to Defend Against Drones and other Threats

12:00  Hanna Sonkajärvi (Universidad del País Vasco) Steffen Prauser(University of Birmingham), Summing up

More information on the GHI Paris' website.