Speaker: Lesley M Wexler, Professor of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This talk introduces laws of war principles and governing laws as well as compliance mechanisms. Using recent and current conflicts in the Middle East, this talk will explore the laws of war’s failures and successes in curbing abuses of civilians. It will discuss the potential and limitations of domestic and international criminal enforcement. It will also look at front end legal review, sanctions, interoperability limitations, and shadow laws of war commitments for non-state actors.