Conference To Focus on Role of Government, NGOs in "War on Terror"
The legal standards that ought to guide the United States’ military operations and treatment of prisoners in the War on Terror will be examined at a one-day conference at the School of Law Nov. 5. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program and the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, the conference will discuss tensions between the views of the military and human rights organizations with two panels featuring government, military, and NGO representatives. Featured speakers include former U.S ambassador to the United Nations Nancy Soderberg, now with the International Crisis Group, and Elisa Massimino, the Washington Director of Human Rights First.
*Registration is highly recommended and required to receive a lunch.
- David Graham, Executive Director, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (434) 971-3201
Hurwitz, Director, Human
Rights Program, University of Virginia School of Law
|FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AGENDA|
|8:30-9:00||Registration, coffee and pastries, Student Lounge #1|
|9:00-9:15|| Welcome and
Peter Low, Hardy Cross Dillard Professor of Law; Vice President and Provost, University of Virginia (1994-2001), WB126
|9:15-10:15||Keynote Address: Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Vice President for Multilateral Affairs, International Crisis Group, WB126|
Coffee Break, Student Lounge #1
PANEL I: U.S. Compliance with the Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights Law in the War on Terrorism: A Strategic Imperative?, WB126
Moderator: Rosa Brooks, Associate Professor of Law, U.Va. School of Law
|12:30-2:00||Lunch & Luncheon Speaker: Elisa Massimino, Washington Director, Human Rights First, Caplin Pavilion|
PANEL II: NGO-Military Relations: Institutional Incompatibility?, WB126
Moderator: David E. Graham, Exec. Director, The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
|4:00-4:15||Closing Comments: Col. James Gerstenlauer, Dean, The Judge Advocate General's School of the Army, WB126|