Civilian Casualties: The Law of Prevention and Response


This event is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the Lieber Society for the Law of Armed Conflict, the American Red Cross, the Stockton Center for International Law, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. (
Military, government, humanitarian, and academic experts will discuss the law, policy, and practice related to civilian casualties in armed conflict. Discussion topics include: (1) advising leaders and influencing operations from the front lines, (2) civilian casualty prevention measures in urban warfare and near peer conflict, (3) reporting and investigatory requirements in response to civilian casualty incidents, and (4) leveraging emerging technologies to prevent and respond to civilian casualties. In addition to four expert panels, there will be a morning keynote address by Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede, The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, and a noon keynote address by Daniel Mahanty, Director, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), U.S. Program. Students who are unable to pay the event fee may contact Andrea Harrison ( in order to apply for a limited number of funded tickets.

The Lieber Society will be organizing a ?no-host? networking reception at The Admiral in Dupont Circle immediately following the conference.

Date and Location

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
American Red Cross
Address 1: 
430 17th St NW
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