10 May 2017, 18:30-20:00
Register start 2 May 2017
Register end 10 May 2017
Recent years have seen UN peacekeepers commit misconduct around the world and hundreds of civilians killed as a result of coalition operations in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Such incidents raise questions on how militaries are held accountable.
This Military Briefing seeks to answer these questions through the framework of military justice. First, this presentation will clarify what state action is required, and when, in response to allegations of an international humanitarian law violation. From there the characteristics of military justice will be introduced. The presentation will conclude by considering some current challenges, coalition operations and the UN's new investigative requirements.
Chris Jenks, Assistant Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas. Chris Jenks served as an officer in the US Army for over 20 years, including most recently as chief of the International Law Branch of the Office of The Judge Advocate General in the Pentagon.
The Military Briefings are open to Geneva Academy’s students only. Interested students need to register to attend this event.
Military Briefings are a unique series of events relating to military institutions and the law. They aim to improve our students’ knowledge of military actors and operations and build bridges between the military and civilian worlds.
Following the lifting of most sanitary measures, all the courses of our LLM in IHL and Human Rights and of our MAS in Transitional Justice will be taught in person, with recordings provided to students who are sick and cannot attend classes.
Ten students from the 2020-2021 classes of our LLM and MAS in Transitional Justice are starting a one-year traineeship at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.