“Jus - Post - Bellum”:

Mapping the Normative Foundations
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May 31 – June 1, 2012, Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands
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Day 1: May 31, 2012
Registration (8:30 – 9:00)
Opening: Carsten Stahn, Leiden University (9:00 – 9:15)
Keynote Address: Larry May, Vanderbilt University (9:15 – 10:00)
Panel I: Situating the Concept (10:00 – 12:00)

1. Christine Bell, School of Law, University of Edinburgh: Peace settlements and international law: from lex pacificatoria to jus post bellum

2. Ruti Teitel, New York Law School: Transitional Justice and Jus Post Bellum

3. Inger Osterdahl, Uppsala University: Jus Post Bellum – The Gentle Modernizer of the Law of Armed Conflict

4. Jens Meierhenrich, London School of Economics: The Trilemma of Justice: Global Justice, Transitional Justice, and Jus Post Bellum

Moderator: Randall Lesaffer, Tilburg University

Lunch (12:00 – 13:00)
Panel II: Mapping the Normative Framework(s) (13:00 – 15:00)

1. Dieter Fleck, formerly Ministry of Defence, Germany: Jus Post Bellum as a Partly Independent Legal Framework

2. Matthew Saul, Durham University: Creating Governments in the Aftermath of War: How Appropriate is Article 25 of the ICCPR?

3. Dov Jacobs, Leiden University: Targeting the State in Jus Post Bellum: Towards a Theory of Integrated Sovereignties

4. James Gallen, Trinity College Dublin: Jus Post Bellum: An Interpretive Framework

Moderator: Eric de Brabandere, Leiden University

Coffee (15:00 – 15:30)


Panel III: The Politics and Practice of Jus Post Bellum (15:30 – 17:30)

1. Astri Suhrke, Chr. Michelsen Institute: Post-war Violence: Differentiating Patterns of ‘Peace’

2. Dominik Zaum, Reading University: Jus Post Bellum and Politics of ‘Exit’

3. Roxana Vatanparast: Waging Peace: Jus Post Bellum as a Continuation of Politics by Other Means?

4. Nneka Okechukwu, University of Hull: Power‐Sharing – An Obstacle to Peace? Practical and Political Considerations in Peace Agreements – A Case Study of the DRC

5. Freya Baetens, Leiden University: Facilitating Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Is the UN Peacebuilding Commission Successfully Filling an Institutional Gap or Marking a Missed Opportunity?

Moderator: Jennifer Easterday, Leiden University


Day 2: June 1, 2012

Registration (8:30 – 9:00)
Panel IV: Temporal Dimensions of Jus Post Bellum (9:00 – 11:00)

1. Mark Evans, Swansea University: At War's End: Time To Turn to Jus Post Bellum?

2. Jann Kleffner, Swedish National Defence College: Jus Post Bellum and Dilemmas of Temporal Application

3. Rogier Bartels, Netherlands Defence Academy: From Jus In Bello to Jus Post Bellum: When do Non-International Armed Conflicts End?

4. Yaël Ronen, Sha’arei Mishpat College: Jus Post-Occupation

5. Martin Wählisch, Humboldt University Berlin/ American University Beirut: Conflict Termination and the Definition of the "Post" from a Human Rights Perspective

Moderator: Terry Gill, University of Amsterdam/Netherlands Defence Academy

Coffee (11:00 – 11:30)
Panel V: The ‘Jus’ in ‘Jus Post Bellum’ (11:30 – 13:30)

1. Robert Cryer, Birmingham University: Law and Just Post Bellum: Counseling Caution

2. Gregory Fox, Wayne State University: Navigating the Unilateral/Multilateral Divide

3. Aurel Sari, University of Exeter: The Status of Foreign Armed Forces Deployed in Post-Conflict Environments: A Search for Basic Principles

4. Cymie Payne, Rutgers University: Jus Post Bellum and the Norm of Environmental Integrity

5. Frédéric Mégret, University of McGill: Should insurgents be amnestied?

Moderator: Dieter Fleck, formerly Ministry of Defence, Germany

Lunch (13:30 – 14:30)
Roundtable Discussion on After War Ends by Larry May (14:30 – 16:00)

1. Larry May, Vanderbilt University

2. Jann Kleffner, Swedish National Defence College

3. Claus Kress, University of Cologne

4. Ruti Teitel, New York Law School

Moderator: Jens Iverson, Leiden University


Concluding Remarks, followed by Reception