The latest escalation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and the recent decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have brought the century-long dispute back into the legal arena. To discuss the challenges and consequences of legalizing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ELNET and thinc., invite you to an international roundtable discussion entitled “Is Israel’s fight against Hamas justified under international law?”
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
10AM EST I 4PM CET I 5PM ISRAEL
Welcoming remarks – Dr. Arié Bensemhoun – CEO ELNET France
Introduction – International law and the legitimacy of Israel – Andrew Tucker, Program Director, thinc.
- Israel/Gaza: the law of self-defense and the question of “proportionality” – Prof. Laurie Blank, Emory University School of Law, USA
- Does Israel respect international law? – Colonel (res.) Adv. Daniel Reisner
- Prosecution of Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity – Dr. Dov Jacobs, Defense Counsel at the ICC and MICT
Each intervention will be followed by a Q&A session.