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The 7th Minerva/ICRC Conference on IHL - Schedule

posted Nov 22, 2012, 2:40 PM by Alma Info
The 7th Annual Minerva/ICRC International Conference on International Humanitarian Law:
Conduct of Hostilities and Law Enforcement: A Contradiction in Terms?
 Jerusalem, 3-4 December 2012
Day 1, Monday, December 3rd  [Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem]
16:00-16:30 - Reception

16:30-16:45 - Opening Remarks:
Juan Pedro Schaerer  / Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross, Israel and the Occupied Territories
Michael Mertes / Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Israel
Yuval Shany / Dean, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Guy Pessach / Academic Director, Minerva Center for Human Rights,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
16:45-18:00 - Session 1:  Keynote Lecture
 Francois Hampson / Department of Law and Human Rights Center, University of Essex
"Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Interplay of Conduct of Hostilities and Law Enforcement from a Policing Perspective"
18:00-18:30 - Coffee Break
18:30-20:15 - Session 2:  The Interplay between IHL and Law Enforcement - Framing the Debate
Anton Camen / International Committee of the Red Cross - "Interplay of Norms on Using Force"
Amichai Cohen / Vice Dean, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College - "A Principal Agent Perspective on the Law Enforcement / Conduct of Hostilities Divide"
David Kretzmer / Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Sapir College of Law - "Humanitarian Law and the Conduct of Hostilities - Do They Go Hand-in Hand in Non-International Armed Conflicts?"
Day 2, Tuesday, December 4th, Beit Maiersdorf, Mt. Scopus Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
09:00-10:45 - Session 3:  Transposing Basic IHL Principles to Law-Enforcement
Eitan Barak / Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - "Between Conduct of Hostilities and Law Enforcement: The Case of Riot-Control Agents and the Chemical Weapons Convention"
Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne / PhD candidate, University of Oxford - "The Role of Necessity in International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law"
Michael Newton / Vanderbilt University Law School - "The Proportionality Problem in Modern Counterinsurgency Operations"
10:45-11:15 - Coffee Break
11:15-13:00 - Session 4:  Law Enforcement Near the Battlefield?
Rogier Bartels / PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam; Researcher, Netherlands Defence Academy; International Crimes Section, National Prosecutor’s Office, Netherlands - "The Transition from Conduct of Hostilities to Law Enforcement: How to Regulate the Interplay of Both Paradigms at the End of Non-international Armed Conflicts?"
Emma Bickerstaffe / PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge - "Defining the Parameters for the Use of Force during the Iraq War through Rules of Engagement Pocket Cards"
Geoffrey Corn / South Texas College of Law - "The Military Response to Criminal Violent Extremist Groups: Aligning Use of Force Presumptions with Threat Reality"
13:00-14:30 - Recess
14:30-16:15 - Session 5:  Law at the Regimes' Edges
Eitan Diamond / International Committee of the Red Cross - "Fighting at the Edge: Some Reflections on the Legal Regime that should Govern the Use of Force at the Spatiotemporal Boundaries of Armed Conflict"
Monica Hakimi / University of Michigan Law School - "A Functional Approach to Targeting and Detention"
Shlomy Zachary / Attorney at Law, Michael Sfard Law Office, Israel - "Neither/Nor, Still Stuck in the Middle - The Internment of Unlawful Combatants Law, 10 Years After"
16:15-16:45 - Coffee Break
16:45-18:30 - Session 6:  Atypical Violence - Case Studies
Tamar Feldman and Raghad Jaraisy / Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) - "The Challenge of Protecting the Right to Protest under an Occupation Regime – The Case of Israel and the oPt"
Eliav Lieblich / Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Israel - "Bombs Ahoy! Forcible Counter-Piracy Actions on Somali Territory: Between Law Enforcement and Armed Conflict"
Fatma Süzgün Şahin / PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, Gazi University, Turkey & Serdar Ünver / Attorney at Law, Izmir, Turkey - "Defining Conduct of Hostilities and Law-Enforcement at a Glance: The Case of Uludere"


For registration, information and campus entry/parking permits:

Please contact the Minerva Center for Human Rights by Sunday, Dec. 2nd  via e-mail: or tel. 02-5881156, providing your name, ID or passport number and vehicle license plate number.
Please note that on Dec. 3 the conference will take place at Mishkenot Sha'ananim (parking by the Liberty Bell Garden) – and on Dec. 4 the conference will take place at the Hebrew University's Mt. Scopus Campus (parking entry - Humanities Gate).

*Disclaimer - ALMA is not part of the aforementioned conference and is not responsible for the accuracy of the information above which is based on the official publications of the conference.
Alma Info,
Nov 22, 2012, 2:40 PM