Pillage: Exploring the Links between Armed Conflict and Natural Resource Exploitation

Thursday, February 20, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 600

This exciting discussion will center on the law of pillage in international humanitarian law and how it relates to the exploitation of natural resources in conflict-affected countries. The links between the pillaging of high-value natural resources and the resulting resource exploitation and depletion have been widely established. Our panelists will discuss how the illegal exploitation of natural resources is used to fuel and perpetuate conflicts, what the relevant U.S. policies are in this regard and will explore the avenues that international criminal law as well as voluntary initiatives can provide to prevent and mitigate the effects of pillage. The panel discussion will be from 3-4pm and it will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

Panelists include:
• Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute
• Ilona Coyle, Environmental Law Institute
• Holly Dranginis, The Enough Project
• Corinna Gilfillan, Global Witness
• Moderator: David Hunter, American University Washington College of Law

Co-sponsored by the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law, the War Crimes Research Office, and the American Red Cross.



WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu

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