Wednesday, 8 March 2017

XIth Seminar for Legal Advisors of the Armed Forces

The International Law Centre at the Swedish Defence University will in cooperation with the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War organize the XIth International Seminar for Legal Advisors to the Armed Forces, from 28 to 31 March 2017 in Stockholm.

The central theme of this Seminar is "Contemporary Challenges for Legal Advisers in International Military Operations" This central theme is divided into four sub-themes:

1. Use of Force in Contemporary Military Operations
2. Gender and Military Operations
3. Practical Issues for Legal Advisers in Military Operations
4. New Military Technologies and the Law

These themes will be elaborated upon during lectures in plenary and during working sessions, chaired by distinguished scholars and senior officers. Highly experienced speakers will address case law and specific operational situations.

In line with the successful seminars in Budapest (2002), Strasbourg (2005), Windhoek (2008), Riga (2010), Muenster (2013) and Galway (2014), this Seminar is intended for military legal advisors holding the ranks of captain to colonel and civilian experts with comparable civilian rank. Assuming a general knowledge of the law of armed conflict, the Seminar will further train the participants in various aspects of its practical implementation. The language during the plenary sessions of the Seminar will be English.