CERL

CERL 2016 Summer Internship Program

The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) at the University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the Center’s 2016 Summer Internship Program. CERL is a non-partisan interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rule of law in twenty-first century warfare and national security. The…




Pens and Bullets

Upcoming Event – The Ethics of Negotiation in Armed Conflict – April 14-16, 2016

Home Schedule Participants Background Readings CERL Home The Ethics of Negotiation in Armed Conflict When states conduct negotiations in the shadow of armed conflict, the exercise of diplomacy raises certain unique challenges. Conducting relations with “rogue states,” namely sovereign states who disregard human rights or other international norms, for example,…


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Review: In Michael Bay’s ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,’ Clarity Isn’t the Objective – NYT 14 JAN 16

John Krasinski as Jack Silva in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” CHRISTIAN BLACK / PARAMOUNT PICTURES By MANOHLA DARGIS JANUARY 14, 2016 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/15/movies/review-in-michael-bays-13-hours-the-secret-soldiers-of-benghazi-clarity-isnt-the-objective.html?referer=https://www.google.com/ vs. https://www.congress.gov/113/crpt/srpt134/CRPT-113srpt134.pdf    


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The DoD Law of War Manual – And A Critique

http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/images/law_war_manual15.pdf “This manual reflects many years of labor and expertise, on the part of civilian and military lawyers from every Military Service. It reflects the experience of this Department in applying the law of war in actual military operations, and it will help us remember the hard- learned lessons from…



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W&L Law Symposium: Policing in America – Powers and Accountability

http://law2.wlu.edu/crsj/page.asp?pageid=1800 Addressing mass incarceration, discriminatory use of force, and militarized policing in America Friday, January 29, 2016 Washington and Lee School of Law 1 Denny Circle Lexington, Virginia 24450 A full agenda outlining all panel presentations and speakers is forthcoming. For more information, please contact Emelia Hall at halltuisawau.e@law.wlu.edu.