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The Department of Defense Law of War Manual: An Assessment

A Law School seminar
Date27 March 2018
Time17:00 to 18:05
PlaceAmory C501

In 2015, the United States Department of Defense published its long-awaited Law of War Manual. The Manual deserves careful study, as it sets out the position of the Department of Defense on the law of armed conflict, including on some of the most pressing legal challenges and controversies.

In this lecture, Dr William H. Boothby, one of the leading experts on the law of armed conflict, will draw on his forthcoming commentary on the DoD Manual to offer a personal assessment of the Department's declared view as to the law that regulates the conduct of warfare. Dr David Turns (Cranfield University) will act as a discussant.

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