Lincoln, Lieber, and the Law of War Panel
This is the second of a two-part series hosted by the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia
Author and law professor Gary Solis talked about the 1863 Lieber Code, authored by legal scholar Francis Lieber during the Civil War. The document was one of the first attempts to codify the conventions governing the conduct of troops during wartime. Mr. Solis spoke about John Witt’s book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History, and argued that President Lincoln did not play a significant role in drafting the document. Panelists also spoke about the origins and purpose of the Lieber Code, and its relevance today.
This is the second of a two-part series hosted by the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia close
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Burrus M. Carnahan Professorial Lecturer George Washington University Law School
John T. Elliff Second Vice President Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia
Michelle Poore Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army->International Law Branch
Gary Solis Visiting Professor U.S. Military Academy->Law
John Fabian Witt Professor Yale Law School->History
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