2022 SAIL


Mr. David Michael Maizlish

Head, ICRC Mission in Seoul

David Michael Maizlish is Head of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Mission in Seoul. He is a licensed attorney specializing in International Humanitarian Law. He has worked for the ICRC since 2002, including positions in the Legal Division, field assignments to Ivory Coast, Chad, Republic of Congo, and Kenya. Between 2011 and 2018 he worked at ICRC Headquarters focusing on operations in the Asia Pacific and Middle East. Prior to joining the Mission in Seoul he was based in Tokyo as the Delegate for Armed Forces for the Western Pacific where he coordinated the ICRC’s activities with the national ministries of Australia, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, and PNG and with USINDOPACOM.

New Technology and International Humanitarian Law

The overall objective of the course is to introduce basics of international humanitarian law (IHL) and to prepare participants for forthcoming discussions on specific aspects of IHL including those applicable to new technology in warfare. 

This course will examine the historic and philosophical origins, main sources, and basic principles of IHL.