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10 May 2017, 18:30-20:00
Register start 2 May 2017
Register end 10 May 2017

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Military Justice in the Modern Age: Characteristics and Challenges

Military Briefings

Crew chiefs from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (US Aif Force) stand on the flight line to watch the minimum-interval takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, 15 August 2013. Crew chiefs from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (US Aif Force) stand on the flight line to watch the minimum-interval takeoff at Minot Air Force Base, 15 August 2013.

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.

Speaker

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.

Audience and Registration

 The Military Briefings are open to Geneva Academy’s students only. Interested students need to register to attend this event.

About Military Briefings

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.

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