Friday, March 25, 2011

April Seminar Will Consider Critical Issues Facing Military Justice Systems

Leading military appellate court judges from around the world and other military experts will gather at Yale Law School April 1 and 2 to discuss the most important issues facing military justice systems in the 21st century.

The Global Military Appellate Seminar, the first sponsored by Yale Law School, gets under way at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 1, with welcoming remarks by Yale Law School Dean Robert Post ’77. Yale Law School lecturer Eugene Fidell, who is president of the National Institute of Military Justice, will also give introductory remarks, along with Robert Husbands of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Major General Arne-Willy Dahl, judge advocate general of Norway and president of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

Panel discussions throughout Friday and Saturday will consider such topics as Jurisdiction of Military Courts, Human Rights of Military Personnel, and Military Justice and Terrorism. The full schedule can be found here.

The seminar is free and open to the Yale Law School community, but attendance is limited and registration in advance is required. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Renee at

The Global Military Appellate Seminar is made possible through funding from 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.