Randall Bagwell
War Rules: Humanitarian Law and the Red Cross

Randall Bagwell

Director of International Humanitarian Law, American Red Cross

February 21, 2019 12:00 PM    Roundtable

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Some reports indicate that in recent conflicts 90% of the casualties have been civilians. Randall Bagwell, Director of International Humanitarian Law at the Red Cross, will discuss the place of international humanitarian law (IHL) within the context of conflict and war, and how IHL leaders are trying to reduce civilian casualties. Bagwell will discuss the work being done to provide greater safety to protected classes, including children, journalists, and asylum seekers. He will also discuss how IHL is responding to new warfare such as cyber attacks, armed drones, and robots.

Colonel (Retired) Randall Bagwell joined the American Red Cross after more than thirty years of service as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer in the U.S. Army. As a legal advisor for the Army, Bagwell performed duties ranging from prosecuting and defending criminal cases to advising on administrative and regulatory matters. However, his specialty, and the majority of his assignments, were in International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Bagwell has taught IHL at the U.S. Naval War College, the U.S. Army JAG School, the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, the NATO School and the Institute of International Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy. He has also instructed on IHL with partner nations in over 20 countries. Additionally, he has advised senior military commanders on IHL during operational deployments to Hungary in support of Operations in Bosnia, two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. His degrees include a Bachelor Science in Business Administration, Master of Arts in National Policy and Strategic Studies, a Juris Doctor, and Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Military Law. Prior to joining the Red Cross, Bagwell held the position of Dean of the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School in Charlottesville, Virginia. The U.S. Army JAG School the only American Bar Association accredited law school in the U.S. Government.

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