by Kenneth Anderson
Here is the official call for papers for the 2010 ASIL Lieber Society Military Prize essay. To enter a paper, you do not have to be a member of ASIL, but you do have to be a member of your “nation’s regular or reserve armed forces.” This particular essay contest, in other words, is for military personnel.
Some of you will recognize Lieber, and not just because one of his grandson’s has a Reserve Center down the road from me named after him.
The Lieber Code of 1863 is considered among some as the first “modern” written code for the laws of war, to include the treatment of prisoners, partisans, and enemy combatants.