Welcome to the April 2015 edition of our newsletter. As the international humanitarian law (IHL) world advances rapidly these days, we wish to provide you with a snapshot of recent developments, writing and upcoming events in the field of IHL. One of the most alarming armed conflicts these days is taking place in Yemen. This conflict raises several international law and IHL questions, and in our upcoming IHL Forum session we will discuss some of these issues.
We also wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the Israeli team of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that competed in the 27th edition of the Jean-Pictet competition on IHL and advanced to the semi-finals, and the National University of Singapore for winning the competition.
Local News & IHL Events
1) The next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 29 2015, 18:30 in room A323 at the IDC. In the forum Larry Maybee (ICRC) and Yoni Eshpar (UNSCO) will discuss International Law Aspects of the Situation in Yemen.2) The International Law Forum of the Hebrew University will be held on Tuesday April 28, 2015, 14:30 in room 119, the Faculty of Law in Jerusalem. In the forum Prof. Eugene Kontrovich (Northwestren University) will discuss: Resolution 242 Revistited: New Evidence on the Required Scope of Israeli Withdrawal.
3) Shurat HaDin Law of War Conference "Towards a New Law of War", will be held in May 4-5, 2015 in Jerusalem. Registration is now available.