Human Rights Institute Project Meets to Discuss Legal Standards in Armed Conflicts
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The Harmonization Project’s Steering Committee is comprised of a distinctive group of leading experts in international humanitarian law from inside and outside of government, including Major General Blaise Cathcart, the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces; Brigadier General Richard C. Gross, U.S. Army, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Col. (rtd) Dr. Bruce Oswald CSC, Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School; Sir Adam Roberts, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, Professor Michael Schmitt, U.S. Naval War College; Elizabeth Wilmhurst, Associate Fellow in International Law at Chatham House; and Marten Zwanenburg, Senior Legal Advisor in the Netherlands Ministry of Defense, among others. Additional experts, including in international human rights law, are also lending their expertise to the project.
In addition to the Harmonization Project, other efforts are underway to address different aspects of this issue, including by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Copenhagen Principles on Detention. The Project on Harmonizing Standards for Armed Conflict of Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute seeks to complement these efforts. The Project will publish its report in late 2013.
For further information about the Project, please contact Rebecca Ingber at 212-854-0337 or [email protected]