Military Justice, International Criminal Accountability and Cross-Cultural Contexts: US v. Bales

Description: 

The Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict of the American Society of International Law is sponsoring a panel discussion about the Court-Martial of US Army Sgt Bales for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians.  The case presents a unique opportunity to explore the challenges in both investigating and prosecuting a case involving crimes in a remote area of a war zone, differing cultural perceptions of accountability and justice, and the relationship between military justice and international criminal justice.

SPEAKERS:

  • Lt. Col Jay Morse, chief, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, US Army; lead prosecutor in the Bales case
  • Morwari Zafar, Afghanistan Subject Matter Expert, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Sandra Hodgkinson, Vice President, Chief of Staff of DRS Technologies; former Special Assistant (Chief of staff) for Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn; former Deputy Ambassador for War Crimes Issues, US Department of State

MODERATOR:

  • Jennifer Daskal, Assistant Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University

Date and Location

Date: 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
ASIL
Address 1: 
2223 Massachusetts Ave NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip Code: 
20008-2847
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