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Revising the Laws of War: The Evolution of Legal Protections for Prisoners of War, Refugees and Minority Populations during Conflict Situations, 1900-2011

A one-day interdisciplinary workshop at the London School of Economics and Political Science

13 June 2011

This event has been sponsored by the Department of International History, the IDEAS Centre and the LSE Annual Fund

Organiser: Dr Heather Jones| (LSE)

Venue: room b212, COLUMBIA HOUSE|

NB. Anyone wishing to attend this workshop should contact the organiser directly.

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09.30-10.00 Registration and Tea/Coffee

10.00-10.30 Introduction and Presentation of Event Thematic: Dr Heather Jones (LSE)

10.30 -12.30 Panel One: Preventing Escalation? The Evolution of Legal Protections for Refugees and Minority Populations in Conflict Situations

Chair: Dr Stephen Humphreys (LSE)

Dr Matthew Frank (Leeds): ‘“Human Dynamite”: Minority Problems and Solutions in Mid-Twentieth Century Europe’

Dr Irial Glynn (UCD): ‘The Impact of the Second World War on International Asylum Law’

Dr Jennifer Jackson-Preece (LSE): ‘The Minority Implications of the Key International Settlements and Laws of War during the First Half of the Twentieth Century’

Ms Vanessa Holzer (Oxford): ‘Refuge from Hostilities? Refugee Protection in International Law and Violations of the Laws of War’

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Panel Two: Legal Protections for Combatant Prisoners of War

Chair: Dr Michael Kearney (LSE)

Dr Heather Jones (LSE): ‘A Success Story for International Law? The Treatment of Western Front Prisoners of War in the First World War’

Felicia Yap (LSE) ‘The Geneva Convention and Japanese Treatment of POWs and Civilian Internees during the Second World War’

Professor Neville Wylie (Nottingham): ‘Building the Post-War POW Regime, 1945-1955’

15.30-16.00 Tea/Coffee Break

16.00-17.30 Panel Three: Implementing the Laws of War Regarding Wartime Incarceration

Chair: Professor John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)

Dr Huw Bennett (King’s): ‘The British Military Detention Policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Evidence from the Baha Masra Enquiry’

Dr Sue Onslow (LSE): ‘The Rhodesian “Bush War”: Civilian Insurrection versus the Second Chimurenga’

Dr Kirsten Ainley (LSE): ‘The International Criminal Court on Trial’

17.30-17.45 Concluding Group Discussion: Chaired by Dr Heather Jones

 

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