The Lieber Society and the ICRC Present a Discussion on the Updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention

Original Description

The updated ICRC Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention was launched in June 2020. The Commentary seeks to reflect how practice has evolved in the application and interpretation of the Convention during the decades since its adoption, while preserving those elements of the original 1958 Commentary that are still relevant. To mark the publication of the updated ICRC Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention, this webinar, co-hosted by the ICRC and ASIL's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, will discuss the contemporary interpretations and application of the Third Geneva Convention and highlight specific provisions and the practical utility of the updated Commentary. Moderator: Michael W. Meier, Special Assistant to the Army Judge Advocate General for Law of War Matters, U.S. Army; Vice-Chair of the Lieber Society Panelists: Cordula Droege, Head of the Legal Division and Chief Legal Officer, ICRC Tess Bridgeman, Senior Fellow and Visiting Scholar at NYU Law School's Reiss Center on Law and Security Sean Watts, Professor and Co-Director at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare (and contributor to the updated Commentary on the Third Geneva Convention)