International Humanitarian Law: Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict

The Intersection of IHL and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
9:30am-2:30pm

American University Washington College of Law
4801 Mass. Ave. NW, Room 603
Washington, D.C. 20016

On Wednesday, April 3, the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center) at American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (ASIL) will hold their annual conference marking the culmination of the Third Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. This year, the Competition received more than 40 submissions from 11 countries. In the morning, the winners of the 2013 Competition will present their papers in discussion with an esteemed panel IHL experts. In the afternoon, the Center and ASIL will convene an expert roundtable focused on the Intersection of IHL and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In 2008, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) came into force.  Article 11 of the Convention deals with the rights of persons with disabilities in times of armed conflict and emergency. This created new intersections for international human rights and humanitarian law: the rights of persons with disabilities in armed conflict, and the rights of persons disabled by war. Join the Center and ASIL for a roundtable discussion with a panel of experts who will address these topics, as well as other relevant intersections involving gender and age.

To register, please visit the SECLE website at https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration. CLE credit is available.

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