The 2012 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium
Emerging Issues in International Humanitarian Law
Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4, 2012
Mission Room, Bensen Center, Santa Clara University
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Keynote Speaker: Louise Doswald-Beck
Professor Doswald-Beck is a Professor of the Graduate Institute of International Studies and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
Professor Doswald-Beck was formerly the Director of the University Centre for International Humanitarian Law (CUDIH), from 2003-2007, and was Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists (2001-2003). She was a legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 1987 and became Head of the Legal Division in 1998. She began her career as a lecturer in Law at Exeter university and then London University.
During the 1990s, Louise Doswald-Beck played an important role in the campaign to establish the International Criminal Court (ICC) and participated in the negotiations on the Rome Statute. In particular, she had a major role in negotiations that led to the establishment of: the ICC’s Elements of Crimes, Protocols II (amended) and IV of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, the Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines, Protocol II of the Hague Convention on Cultural Property, and the San Remo Manual on armed conflicts at sea.
For more information on the symposium, contact Natalie Nguyen, Symposium Editor.