International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
Société Internationale de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre
Sociedad Internacional de Derecho Militar y Derecho de la Guerra
Международное Общество Военного Права и Права Войны

Texts of speakers
The International Law Applicable to Peace Operations - Dublin

Organised in cooperation with the Defence Forces Ireland, the Irish Group of the Society &
the Irish Centre for Human Rights (National University of Ireland - Galway), with support of
The Judge Advocate General's Office for the Norwegian Armed Forces

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Keynote speech – A Strategic Analysis of the Challenges in the Domain of Peace Operations

Major General Michael BEARY (retd), Former Force Commander UNIFIL

General Discussion
Human Rights and Peace Operations

Mr. Peter KEMPEES, Head of Division, Registry of the European Court of Human Right

General Discussion
Topic 1: Criminal Accountability for Crimes by Peacekeepers
Topic 2: International Humanitarian Law and Peace Operations

Mrs. Mona Ali KHALIL, Affiliate of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict
Colonel Ben F. KLAPPE (retd), Senior Legal Adviser, Headquarters Royal Netherlands Army

General Discussion
Status of Forces and the Importance of Host State Law and Sending State Law in the Practice of Peace Operations

Captain (French Navy) Jean-Emmanuel PERRIN, Legal Office, Allied Command Operations/Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

Friday, 16 November 2018

General Discussion
The Use of Force and Detention in Peace Operations

Presentation of the Legal Advisors Worktop Functional Area System (LAWFAS) by Mr (CTR) José Maria DA SILVA MIGUEL, Office of the Legal Advisor of Allied Command Operations (ACO) / Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)

General Discussion
Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations

Lieutenant Colonel Richard BRENNAN, Legal Service, Defence Forces Ireland

General Discussion
Legal Aspects of Peace Operations in their Maritime Dimension

Professor Dr. Wolff HEINTSCHEL von HEINEGG, President, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
Commander Patrick BURKE, Legal Advisor, Defence Forces Ireland
Commander Tom FLAVIN, Legal Officer, Regional Services, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canada

General Discussion
Dealing with Crimes Against Peacekeepers

Lieutenant Colonel Jerry LANE, Legal Advisor and Lecturer in IHL, Military Ethics, Ethical Decision Making, and Military Law, Defence Forces Ireland & Representative of the International Association of Prosecutors

General Discussion
Protection of Personal Data in Peace Operations

Mrs. Dominique VANHAELEMEESCH, Legal Advisor and Data Protection Officer, Ministry of Defence, Belgium