Friday, May 18, 2018

Ciardi Prize awarded to Dr Francesca Capone

Drs Giovanna Ciardi & Francesca Capone
This year's Professor Giuseppe Ciardi Foundation Ciardi Prize was awarded today to Dr Francesca Capone at the 21st Congress of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War for her 2017 book "Reparations for Child Victims of Armed Conflict -- State of the Field and Current Challenges." Congratulations, Dr Capone!

By the numbers (and more)

This is the 4300th post on Global Military Justice Reform. While we are running the numbers, there have been 587 comments since our launch in January 2014. As of today, there have been 560,601 hits on the site, from readers in 182 jurisdictions. Like other social media, Global Military Justice Reform has been targeted by Russian bots. Thanks for the compliment, sort of.

Today is the final day of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War's 21st Congress, held this week in Lisbon. Approximately 150 people participated in the program, which included plenary and breakout sessions, as well as the Society's required General Assembly and Managing Board and Board of Directors' meetings. There are lots of plans in the works for future events sponsored by the Society as a whole and by national groups. Check the Society's website for details. Read about the Belgian group's exciting September 18-21, 2018 Silent Leges Inter Arma program in Bruges here.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Air Force JAG Corps officer breaks new ground

1LT Maysaa Ouza, JAGC, USAF
The U.S. Air Force has granted a religious accommodation to a new JAG Corps officer, permitting her to wear the hijab. Congratulations to First Lieutenant Maysaa OuzaHere is the American Civil Liberties Union's account.

Why is this case in military court?

A Russian military court has convicted three Tajik citizens and one Moldovan citizen on terrorism charges, according to this report.

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts. Uganda, Cameroon, Lebanon, Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, and Pakistan are among the countries that currently violate this principle.

Brig. Gen. Spijk honored at ISMLLW Congress

Brig. Gen. Jan Peter Spijk
Brigadier General (R) Jan Peter Spijk was honored tonight at the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War's Congress in Lisbon. He is being succeeded as president by Prof. Dr. Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg of Germany. Congratulations to both!