Past event

Research Event

The US and the Laws of War

Event documents

Download the summary of the meeting here
pdf | 112.45 KB

Participants

Hays Parks, former Senior Associate Deputy General Counsel, International Affairs, Office of General Counsel, US Department of Defense

Overview

In the context of the forthcoming US Law of War Manual, Hays Parks will discuss issues such as: what is the US attitude to treaties on the laws of war, who is a 'combatant', what does international law have to say about the length of time for which Guantanamo Bay detainees can be detained, what is a 'military objective'?

Speakers:

Hays Parks, Former Senior Associate Deputy General Counsel, International Affairs, Office of General Counsel, US Department of Defense

Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Associate Fellow, Chatham House (Chair)