Joint IHL Forum - June 2013

The Joint International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Forum


ALMA and the Radzyner School of Law of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) would like to invite you to the next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum. The session will be held on June 19, 2013, between 18:30 - 20:30 in room C110 (Arazi-Ofer Building, 2nd floor) in the IDC.

In this session:

1. Prof. Eugene Kontorovich of Northwestern University (Chicago, USA) will present his new paper: "Jurisdiction over Israeli Settlement Activity in the International Criminal Court" -

This Article explores the previously unexamined jurisdictional hurdles for such a referral of Israeli settlement activity to the ICC in the wake of U.N. recognition of Palestinian statehood. To focus on the jurisdictional issues, the Article assumes for the sake of argument the validity on the merits of the legal claims against the settlements, and also assumes that G.A. recognition will suffice to establish Palestine as a state for ICC purposes. (Forthcoming in the Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 13-10)

2. Dr. Ben Clarke, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame (Australia) will present his paper: "Arming drones for law enforcement: challenges and opportunities for the protection of human life" -

This contribution highlights challenges and opportunities of armed drone technology for the protection of human life in various law enforcement contexts. In doing so, it identifies how rules on the use of force under international human rights law impose constraints on the use of this technology in law enforcement.

Following the lectures there will be an open round-table discussion.

The lectures and the discussions will be conducted in English

The Joint International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Forum of ALMA and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya is an academic round table for an open discussion on IHL related issues.

Each Session will include one or more short lectures following an open round table discussion.

The possible topics for the forum sessions include (inter alia) recently published articles or advanced draft articles, recent relevant court rulings and interesting developments which can be related to IHL. The main lecturers in the Joint Forum are Scholars, PhD candidates and Practitioners from the IHL field.

Those who wish to participate in the meetings of the Joint IHL Forum must register in advance via