Joint IHL Forum - 30 March 2011

The Joint International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Forum


ALMA and the Radzyner School of Law of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) would like to invite you to the March 2011 session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum. The session will be held on March 30, 2011, between 18:30 - 20:00 in room S4 in the IDC.

Is this session, Dr. Daphne Richemond-Barak from the Intrdisciplnary Center would present her paper (forthcoming in the European Journal of International Law):

Regulating War: A Taxanomy in Global Administration Law


This Article examines the intersection between the private security and military industry and the emerging framework of global administrative law (“GAL”). I explore in this Article one aspect of this intersection, namely the use of GAL to create a taxonomy of the industry’s regulatory schemes. The industry is characterized by a fragmented and decentralized regulatory framework, which has yet to be presented in a complete and orderly fashion. This Article fills the gap by applying GAL’s methodology to the private security and military industry. Using the industry as a case study in GAL, I identify (1) international formal administration (the United Nations Working Group on Mercenaries); (2) distributed domestic administration (contract and domestic legislation); (3) hybrid modes of administration (multi-stakeholder initiatives); and (4) private modes of administration (industry associations and codes of conduct). By emphasizing – but not limiting itself to – hybrid and private modes of administration, this Article describes what is an increasingly complex manifestation of global governance. Its purpose is to highlight GAL’s potential in understanding and contending with the growth of the private security and military industry.

Following Dr. Richemond-Barak's lecture there will be an open round table discussion.

* The lecture and the discussion will be conducted in English

The Joint International Humanitarinan Law (IHL) Forum of ALMA and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya is an academic round table for an open discussion on IHL related issues.

Each Session will include a short lecture following an open round table discussion.

The possible topics for the forum sessions include (inter alia) recently published articles or advanced draft articles, recent relevant court rulings and interesting developments which can be related to IHL. The main lecturers in the Joint Forum are Scholars, PhD candidates and Practitioners from the IHL field.

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