Civilian Casualties: The Law of Prevention and Response (Week 5)

Original Description

This is the fifth part of a six-week Symposium. The Symposium originated as a project of ASIL’s Signature Project Initiative on Atrocity Prevention. The topic for the Week 5 Panel is:

Civilian Casualties in Partnered Operations: Oversight, Compliance, and Enforcement

Partnered operations where states partner among themselves, with armed groups or with international organisations are nowadays commonplace, from peacekeeping to combat operations.  In today's armed conflicts, partnering can range from the provision of weapons, logistics, intelligence, or training to co-deployment or joint military operations.  This panel will focus on the challenges presented by partnered operations in the application of international humanitarian law/law of armed conflict, specifically when operations cause civilian casualties.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.


  • Randy Bagwell, Senior Director International Services, US Programs, American Red Cross
  • Moderator: Annyssa Bellal, Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor on International and Humanitarian Law, Geneva Academy


  • Major Jonathan Legg, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Nicholas Mull, Civilian Harm Mitigation Program Manager, Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS)
  • Loren "Scrappy" Voss, Senior Advisor, Civilian Harm Mitigation, Defense Security Cooperation Agency 

The Symposium is co-sponsored by ASIL’s Lieber Society, the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.