Center co-hosts several panel discussions on International Humanitarian Law and Disability

In collaboration with the American Society of International Law Leiber Society for Armed Conflict, the Center hosted their annual conference featuring the two winners of the Third IHL Student Writing Competition. Center Director Hadar Harris opened the discussion.

The writers each presented and lead a discussion on their paper with a panel of IHL experts. A video of the presentations are available online.

In the afternoon, a panel of experts discussed the intersection of IHL and persons with disabilities. This is a new intersection between IHL, the rights of persons with disabilities in armed conflict and the rights of persons disabled by war. Panelists focused their remarks on how this area of law could develop, specifically as related to Article 11 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the role of gender and age. The expert roundtable discussion is now available.