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Call for Papers – The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field by University of Exeter, UK on 21st -23rd June, 2016 -Last date of Submission 8th April, 2016

The University of Exeter in collaboration with the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War organizes Conference on The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field scheduled to be conducted on 21st to 23rd June, 2016 at Streatham Campus , University of Exeter. The main purpose of the conference is to develop the knowledge on international law related with military operations from both comparative and practice approach. The focus of the seminar will be on the scope and concept of operations law, present challenges and the need for training for future prospects.

The conference provided an exceptional opportunity to the legal practitioners and other legal experts in UK and aboard to have discussion on the some of the legal challenges faced during military operations. It will be a platform for the lawyers to have an interaction on current issues and legal aspects of such operations and the impact of such incidents on human rights law. The main speakers are Major-General Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forcest, Professor Terry Gill, University of Amsterdam, Steven Hill, NATO Office of Legal Affairs, Professor Jann Kleffner, Swedish Defence University and Professor Michael N. Schmitt, US Naval War College. The organizers invites proposals for submitting papers to be presented in the seminar. The themes of papers shall be as follows:

  • Ÿ  the concept, meaning and scope of the international law of military operations;
  • Ÿ  the place of the international law of military operations within the system of public international law as a potential lex specialis regime;
  • Ÿ  the relevance and impact of particular branches of public international law—such as the law of the sea, air law, the law of international responsibility, international human rights law, the law of State jurisdiction and immunity—on the conduct of overseas military operations and vice versa;
  • Ÿ  the legal framework of information and influence operations, both during and outside of armed conflict;
  • Ÿ  current legal developments and legal challenges facing the conduct of overseas military operations, such as the emergence of hybrid threats;
  • Ÿ  training needs in the area of the international law of military operations and how best to address them.

The proposals should be submitted before 8th April, 2016 to The proposal should be accompanied with the name of the author, contact details, title of the paper and abstract not more than 600 words. In addition, a brief CV should also be attached along with the proposal. The intimation regarding acceptance of the abstract will be send to the participants by April last week. The proceedings of the conference will be published in an edited book. For publication, the articles will be reviewed separately. The organizers will arrange accommodation for the authors. However, the participants have to make their own travel arrangements.

The registration fee for members of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War will be €595  and the fee for non members will be €650. The registration form should reach the General Secretariat of Indian Society by 4th April, 2016.

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Important dates:

Last date for submission of registration form: 4th April, 2016
Last date for submission of proposal : 8th April, 2016
Date of conference: 21st-23rd June, 2016

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