Dear friends,2015 just began, however it has already seen many interesting developments in the international law sphere for Israel. The decision of the Palestinian Authority to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) has increased the amount of international law discussions, and particularly with regard to international humanitarian law and international criminal law. At ALMA, we aim to promote the knowledge and understanding of these issues in order to ensure such discussions are fruitful and productive. This issue of ALMA Newsletter is dedicated to the Palestinian accession to the ICC, providing links to interesting and diverse articles and discussions on this topic from various sources.
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1) The next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum will be held on Wednesday, ,January 28, 2015, 18:30 in room C110 (Arazi-Ofer Building, 2nd floor) in the IDC.
In this session Adv. Efrat Bergman-Sapir, the Director of the Legal Department of the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel will discuss: Torture under the Protection of the Law? From HCJ to CIA (following the release of the U.S. Senate Torture Report)
2) The International Law Forum of the Hebrew University will be held on Tuesday January 27, 2015, 14:30 in room 119, the Faculty of Law in Jerusalem.
The Forum will discuss the recent developments relating to Cyber Warfare (Adv. Deborah Housen-Couriel); the recent dismissal of a principal appeal against the house demolitions policy before the HCJ (Prof. Guy Harpaz); and the Palestinian Authority and the ICC (Adv. Nir Keidar).