Public Hearing Module 2 provided a perspective on how the conflict in Afghanistan has impacted on the lives of people who live there, provided an opportunity for non-government core participants to respond to presentations on military and political matters in Public Hearing Module 1, examined the limits and restrictions on the use of lethal force by New Zealand forces in the conflict (Rules of Engagement) and canvassed the rules governing the detaining of people by New Zealand forces there.
Updated agenda 20 May 2019
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Presentations Public Hearing Module 2
Military and political context - Nicky Hager, co-author, Hit & Run.
Rules of Engagement and military doctrine (1) - Kevin Riordan, Judge Advocate General of New Zealand Armed Forces.
Rules of Engagement and military doctrine (2) - Brig. Lisa Ferris, Director of Defence Legal Services, New Zealand Defence Force.
International legal issues relating to detention - Dr Penelope Ridings, international law consultant.
Overview of engagement with partners in Afghanistan on detention issues - Heath Fisher, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Divisional Manager, International Security and Disarmament Division.
Detention in the Afghanistan theatre - Brig. Lisa Ferris, Director of Defence Legal Services, New Zealand Defence Force.
Rules of Engagement and detention - Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, former Minister of Defence.
Rules of Engagement - Nicky Hager, co-author Hit & Run.
Detention - Sam Humphrey, counsel for Jon Stephenson, co-author Hit & Run.
Submissions in response to Public Hearing Module 2