June 05, 2018 White Paper

Law of War Manual Review Workshop

On March 4, 2016, the Standing Committee on Law and National Security hosted a workshop discussion on the Department of Defense Law of War Manual.  The participants represented experts from many facets of the Law of Armed Conflict.  The group engaged in a review of nine chapters from the Manual (published June, 2015).  The chapters were identified for comment by members of the Preparatory Working Group. 

The Standing Committee would like to thank the Preparatory Working Group, as well as all of the participants for their time and thoughtful engagement.  

Download the full DOD Law of War Manual Review

Read the full text of the Department of Defense Law of War Manual, updated December 2016)