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The 8th Annual Minerva/ICRC IHL Conference - Program

posted Nov 16, 2013, 11:49 AM by Alma Info   [ updated Nov 16, 2013, 11:49 AM ]

The Minerva Center for Human Rights

Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

and

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Delegation in Israel and the Occupied Territories

with the cooperation of

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Israel

 

The 8th Annual Minerva/ICRC International Conference

on International Humanitarian Law:

 

Military Objectives and Objects of War:

An Uneasy Relationship

 

Jerusalem, 24-25 November 2013

 

Day 1:

Sunday, November 24th

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

 

Tomer Broude / Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

 

16:45-17:45

Session 1:  Opening Address

Chair:

David Kretzmer / Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Sapir College

Speaker:

Francoise Hampson / School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

The Mystery of Tests and Triggers: Does it All Boil Down to the Standard of Proof?

 

 

18:15-20:00

Session 2:  Overarching Principles

Chair:

Yael Ronen / Sha'arei Mishpat Law College; Academic Editor, Israel Law Review

Speakers:

Robin Geiss / School of Law, University of Glasgow

 

Dual Use Objects

 

Laurent Gisel / Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva

 

Current Challenges With Regard to the Notion of Military Objective: An ICRC Perspective

 

Pnina Sharvit Baruch /  Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University

 

Dilemmas Regarding the Relation Between the Principles of Distinction and Proportionality

 


Day 2:

Monday, November 25th

Beit Maiersdorf, Mt. Scopus Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

 

09:00-11:00

Session 3:  Military Objectives in Non-Traditional Conflicts

Chair:

Yuval Shany / Dean, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Speakers:

Eitan Barak / Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Military Objectives in Asymmetric Conflicts: The Worrisome Case of the Second Lebanon War

 

Noam Neuman / Head of International Law Department, Military Advocate General's Corps, Israel Defence Forces

 

Spatial Delimitation of Military Objectives in Asymmetric Warfare

 

Noam Zamir / Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge

 

Distinction Matters: Rethinking the Protection of Civilian Objects in Non-International Armed Conflicts

 

Ruvi Ziegler and Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne / University of Reading School of Law

 

'Military Objective' in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Incorporating Post-conflict Considerations

 

 

11:30-13:15

Session 4:  New Challenges to Traditional Objective Designations

Chair:

Rotem Giladi / Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Speakers:

Lance Bartholemeusz / Acting Director of Legal Affairs, UNRWA HQ, Jerusalem

 

United Nations Law, IHL and Military Objectives

 

Daphné Richemond-Barak and Ayal Feinberg / Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

 

The Irony of the Iron Dome: Defensive Systems under IHL

 

Ido Rosenzweig / Israel Democracy Institute; Chairman, ALMA - Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law

 

Judging a Civilian by its Cover:  Can a Civilian be Part of a Military Object?

 

 

14:30-16:15

Session 5:  Military Objects in Cyberspace

Chair:

Guy Pessach / Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Speakers:

Heather A. Harrison Dinniss / International Law Centre, Swedish National Defence College

 

The Nature of Objects: Targeting Networks and the Challenge of Legitimate Cyber Military Objectives

 

Kubo Mačák / University of Exeter Law School

 

IHL 2.0: Interpreting Military Objectives in Time of Cyber Warfare

 

Michael Schmitt / United States Naval War College; University of Exeter School of Law; NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

 

The Tallinn Manual and the Law of Military Objectives

 

 

16:45-18:30

Session 6:  Broadening the Definition of Military Objective

Chair:

Eitan Diamond / International Committee of the Red Cross

Speakers:

Agnieszka Jachec-Neale / University of Essex

 

Targeting the State and Political Leadership Infrastructure- Selected Legal and Factual Considerations

 

Guy Keinan / International Law Department, Military Advocate General's Corps, Israel Defence Forces

 

Targeting Decisions, Incomplete Information and the Role of Probability

 

Ken Watkin / Former Judge Advocate General for the Canadian Forces

 

Military Advantage: A Matter of Strategy and Tactics?

 

 

Registration and entry/parking:

To register - please contact the Minerva Center for Human Rights no later than

the morning of Nov. 24, by phone 02-5881156 or e-mail mchr@savion.huji.ac.il

Note the conference venues:

On Nov. 24 the conference takes place at Mishkenot Sha'ananim in Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem;

On Nov. 25 the conference takes place at Beit Meiersdorf, Mt. Scopus Campus, Hebrew University.

This invitation, when presented together with ID or passport, constitutes a one-time entry permit

to the Mt. Scopus campus on November 25. Vehicle entry - through the Humanities Gate.