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Air and Missile Warfare: Navigating the Legal Dimension (Advanced AMPLE)

Know the Norms and Assess Their Implications

Modern air and missile warfare, including the use of drones and autonomous systems, is not fought in a legal vacuum. Adherence to legal norms has strategic ramifications for armed forces, commanders, and operators. This course covers the legal dimension of air and missile warfare, enabling military and civilian professionals to effectively plan and conduct air and missile operations. It also prepares participants to instruct and train others.

BUILDING ON A LEGACY

This course is an evolution of the Air and Missile Warfare Programme of Legal Education (AMPLE) which was successfully organized by GCSP. The course offers modern teaching methodologies, a practical and interdisciplinary approach to the subject, insights from cutting-edge legal research, and the incorporation of a technical expert on new technologies.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed for operators, commanders, instructors, lawyers, policymakers, and analysts who conduct, plan, advise, monitor, and/or teach air and missile warfare. It is relevant to all military branches and military staff, as well as to civilian professionals working in the air and space sector.

RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

HPCR Manual on International Law Applicable to Air and Missile Warfare, and the attached Commentary

Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, The 2009 Kunduz Air Attack: The Decision of the Federal Prosecutor-General on the Dismissal of Criminal Proceedings Against Members of the German Armed Forces. In: German Yearbook of International Law Vol. 53, 2010, S.  833-866.

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Costs

CHF 1'500. Apply two months before the course start date to qualify for a 15% discount. Alumni qualify for a 20% discount. Certain circumstances are eligible for scholarships.

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Air and Missile Warfare: Navigating the Legal Dimension (Advanced AMPLE)

Date 29 - 31 May 2017

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