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Global Military Appellate Seminar
Yale Law School
April 1-2, 2011


Thursday, March 31:

7:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception and Cocktails
Location TBD

Friday, April 1:

All sessions will be held in Room 122, except where indicated

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome Remarks
Dean Robert C. Post, Yale Law School
Eugene R. Fidell, Florence Rogatz Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
Robert Husbands, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Major General Arne-Willy Dahl, Judge Advocate General of Norway and President, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War

Session 1:
8:45 - 10:00 Introduction of Participants

Remarks: General Dahl on International Trends in Military Justice
Country Reports

10:00 – 10:15 Break

Session 2:
10:15 – 12:00 Jurisdiction of Military Courts
Moderator: Mr. Fidell

12:00 – 2:00 Lunch
Location Faculty Lounge
Remarks: Justice Ashok K. Mathur, Chairperson, Armed Forces Tribunal of India

Session 3:
2:00 – 3:15 Contemporary Challenges in Military Justice
Moderator: Judge Scott Stucky, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

3:15 – 3:30 Break

Session 4:
3:30 – 5:00 Human Rights of Military Personnel
Moderator: Professor Elizabeth Lutes Hillman, Hastings College of Law

7:00 Dinner
Mory’s, 306 York Street, New Haven
Captain’s Room

Saturday, April 2:

8:15 Continental Breakfast

Session 5:
8:45 -10:00 Military Justice in the Battlespace and Peacekeeping Operations
Moderator: Lt. Col. Michael R. Gibson, Military Justice Strategic Response Team, Canadian Forces, Office of the Judge Advocate General

10:00 – 10:15 Break

Session 6:
10:15 – 12:00 Military Justice and Terrorism
Moderator: Major General Shai Yaniv, President, Military Court of Appeals in Israel

12:00 – 1:45 Lunch
Remarks: Chief Justice Edmond Blanchard, Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

Session 7:
1:45 – 3:00 The Draft UN Principles Governing Trials by Military Tribunals
Moderator: Mr. Husbands

3:00 Concluding Remarks
General Dahl
Mr. Husbands
Mr. Fidell

Sponsored by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School and in cooperation with the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and the National Institute of Military Justice.