Newsletter - November 2015

Dear friends,                

Welcome to the November issue of our newsletter. Traditionally, November is the Israel IHL month, in which the annual national IHL competition of ALMA and ICRC takes place, as well as the Minerva/ICRC annual international conference on IHL. Futhermore, ALMA will hold another session of the Joint IHL Forum. We invite you to attend all of these events.

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Ido Rosenzweig  
ALMA Chairman.

News & Events   

1) Congratulations to  ALMA's vice chairman and co-founder, Tom Gal who received the Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize for 2014 on her article: "Unexplored Outcomes of Tadić: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy"

 The upcoming session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 18:30 in room C228 at the IDC.  In the forum Adv. Eitan Diamond will present the recent report of Gisha - Legal Center for the Freedom of Movement: 

The meeting is free and open to the public and will be conducted in English. Please register in advance via

3) The 10th annual Minerva/ICRC conference on IHL will be held in 15-17 November, 2015.

4) The 9th National Competition on International Humanitarian Law hosted by the ICRC and the assistance of ALMA will be held in 23-26 of November, 2015 in Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel. The final event of the competition is open to the public and will be held at the konrad adenauer conference center jerusalemMishkenot-Sha'ananim on 26 November, 2015, 17:00.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry is offering a support letter for the Shabtai Rosen Scholarships for the Summer Course in International Law at The Hague Academy. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, December 3, 2015.

IHL Articles & Media

2) Laurie R. BlankWas the U.S. attack on the Kunduz hospital a war crime? (The Washington Post)
3) Knut Dormenn and Jose SerralvoThe Obligation to Prevent Violations of International Humanitarian Law (Intercrossblog).
4) Dustin A. Lewis, Naz K. Modirzadeh and Gabriella BlumMedical Care in Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law and State Responses to Terrorism (Harvard Law)

5) Sean Watts, Cyber Norm Development and the United States Law of War Manual (SSRN)

6) Karine BannelierIs the Principle of Distinction Still Relevent in Cyberwarfare? (SSRN)

1) : , and the Privatisation of War  by Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

2): Protecting in Non-International Armed Conflicts  .@NavalWarCollege,

3)  lecture on: The phenomenon of 11/11 at the Minerva Center @HaifaUniversity,

4)  Presidency assigns the Situation in Georgia to Pre-Trial Chamber I: 

Upcoming IHL Worldwide Events

1) November 19-21, 2015, The 8th Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia

2) November 23, 2015,Geneva 2015 Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and PolicyGeneva, Switzerland. 

3) December 9-11, 2015, International Conference: The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration-Towards a Users’ PerspectiveThe Human Rights Integration network  Ghent, Belgium. 

4) December 12-13, 2015, International Law and National Policies Toward Protecting Natural Resources in Palestine University of Palestine, Gaza.

For many more events from all over the world, please visit our upcoming IHL event - worldwide  page on our website. To add your event to our database please send an email to 
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