08:30 09:00 Registration
09:00 09:30 Conference Welcome
Brig Gen (ret) Jan Peter Spijk, President, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War
Dr Aurel Sari, University of Exeter
09:30 10:45 Operations Law: Mapping the Concept
Chair: Colonel Charles Barnett, Army Legal Services
Professor Terry Gill, University of Amsterdam
Professor Jann Kleffner, Swedish Defence University
Dr Ralph Wilde, Reader, University College London
10:45 11:10 Break
11:10 12:00 A View from the Bar
Karen Steyn QC, 11 KBW Chambers
12:00 12:50 Keynote Speech: Law and Politics in Military Operations: A Diplomatic Perspective
Douglas Wilson, Legal Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
12:50 13:30 Lunch
13:30 14:45 Operations Law and Doctrine: Comparative Perspectives
Chair: Professor Michael Schmitt, US Naval War College
Maj Gen Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces
Brig Juliet Bartlett, Op Law Branch, UK Army Legal Services
Col Jeffrey Palmer, USAF Staff Judge Advocate, US Air Forces in Europe
14:45 15:05 Break
15:05 16:20 Operations Law and Doctrine: Comparative Perspectives
Chair: Professor Terry Gill, University of Amsterdam
Col Joop Voetelink, Netherlands Defence Academy
Lt Col Christian De Cock, Belgian Armed Forces
Lt Col Eran Shamir-Borer, Israel Defense Forces
16:20 16:40 Break
16:40 17:45 Updating the Commentaries to the Geneva Conventions
Chair: Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale, University of Exeter
Jean-Marie Henckaerts, Legal Adviser at ICRC
18:30 20:00 Dinner