24th September 2009
Please click here to read a summary of this event
What is this event about?
The need for states contributing troops to international military operations to ensure that they act in accordance with their international obligations when handling detainees, including when transferring detainees to local authorities or to other troop-contributing countries, is a major challenge. In October 2007 the Danish government initiated the 'Copenhagen Process on Handling Detainees in International Military Operations'. The process is aimed at encouraging states to deal with these issues on a multilateral basis, on the basis of accepted standards for detainee treatment.
This lecture will examine the legal challenges arising from the handling of detainees within international military operations and will outline the context to the decision to initiate the Copenhagen process. It will also provide an update as to progress with the process, and the efforts to agree standards for detainee treatment.
1 CPD hours may be claimed by both solicitors and barristers through attendance at this event
Event Cancellation Policy
Cancellation by us
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel an event we shall inform you as soon as possible using the contact details provided to us and offer you a full refund.
Cancellation by you
All cancellations must be made in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and be no less than one week prior to the event.
Payment for registration will always be required, and must be made prior to the event. If sufficient written notification of cancellation is received, a full refund will be given. If insufficient notice is given, payment for your registration will still be required.
By registering for an event, you have confirmed that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.
BIICL has recently worked with the German public body, the Gesellschaft fur internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a collective redress project....