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Fighting by the Rules: Peace Support Missions

Fighting by the Rules:
International Humanitarian Law
and Peace Support Missions

A Public Education Seminar Hosted Jointly by
the East-West Region, New Zealand Red Cross, and
Massey University's Defence and Strategic Studies Programme.

AgHort Lecture Complex
Massey University
Palmerston North
9 am - 5 pm
7 October 2000

Programme

9.00 - 9.10 Opening: Hon Steve Maharey, Minister of Social Services and Employment and Labour Member of Parliament for Palmerston North

9.10 - 10.00 Dr Piers Reid: “Background: The Changing Face of Conflict”. Since ending his army career in 1998 as Chief of General Staff with the rank of Major General, Dr Ried has worked in defence education and is now a Lecturer in Defence Studies at Massey University.

10.00 - 10.30 MORNING TEA in the foyer

10.30 - 11.15 Sir Kenneth Keith: “Applying IHL in a Peacekeeping Environment”.

11.15 - 12.00 Workshop 1: Ms Margaret Bryson and Wing Commander Kevin Baff (rtd). Margaret’s Red Cross nursing deployments have included Malaysia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Tanzania, Kosovo and Southern Sudan. She was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal by the ICRC, the highest award in nursing, and the Outstanding Service award by New Zealand Red Cross. Wing Commander Baff (rtd), based at the Military Studies Institute in Trentham, is the Laws of Armed Conflict Training Coordinator for the New Zealand Defence Force.

12.00 - 1.00 LUNCH in the foyer

1.00 - 1.45 Ms Sophie Broad: “Sovereignty Revisited: The Obstacles to Humanitarian Intervention.”. Ms Broad is a masters student in Political Studies at the University of Otago.

1.45 - 2.30 Lt Col. Andrew Dunne: “East Timor”. Lt Col. Dunne is the Chief Legal Officer, Australian Sector, Australian Defence Forces. He served as the UN Chief legal Officer, UNEAT.


2.30 - 3.15 Workshop 2: Mr Greg Clewley and Wing Commander Kevin Baff (rtd). Mr Clewley is International Programmes Manager, National Office, New Zealand Red Cross. He has responsibility for liaising with the New Zealand Government and the New Zealand Defence Force on matters of International Humanitarian Law and the Laws of Armed Conflict.

3.15 - 3.30 AFTERNOON TEA in the foyer

3.30 - 4.15 Panel Discussion: Dr Piers Reid, Sir Kenneth Keith, Ms Margaret Bryson, Ms Sophie Broad, Lt Col Andrew Dunne, Mr Greg Clewley, Wing Commander Kevin Baff (rtd), Lt Col Kevin Riordan.

4.15 - 5.00 Lt Col Kevin Riordan: “Future Projections”. Lt Col, who holds an LLM from Cornell University in the US, is Deputy Director of Defence Legal Services of the New Zealand Defence Force.

5.00 - 5.10 Closing: Professor Graeme Fraser, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic), Massey University.


Proudly sponsored by
the Military Studies Institute of the New Zealand Army

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