Feb 27th 2020 International Humanitarian Law Lecture in Ottawa

The International Legal Protection of Cultural Property and Heritage in Armed Conflict poster
The law of armed conflict has long recognised the importance of protecting cultural property and heritage in times of hostility and war. Notwithstanding stipulated prohibitions, historical sites (including designated World Heritage), places and objects of art or of religious importance and the like continue to be destroyed – sometimes purposefully targeted, like the Buddhas of Bamyan dynamited by the Taliban in 2001 which gave rise to global condemnation. Recent express threats have drawn global attention to the civilizational value and applicable law of protecting such property and heritage. Two complementary perspectives and regimes will examine the way this can be done.

US Colonel (ret'd) Richard JACKSON

Richard B “Dick” Jackson is a former Senior Adviser to the US Judge Advocate General, with 44 years of service in the US Army. Now retired from the active practice of law, he continues to lecture on the law of armed conflict including protection of cultural property in armed conflict. Until recently (2019), he was an Adjunct Professor in the LLM Program of the Georgetown University Law Center.

DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2020
4 p.m.- 6 p.m. reception to follow

LOCATION: DESMARAIS Building | DMS12102 (12th Floor)
55 Laurier Avenue East
University of Ottawa

Event is in English. Free and open to all.

If you wish to attend, please fill out the registration form below. If you have questions about this event, please contact IHLConference@redcross.ca

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