Joint IHL Forum - May 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 Monday, May 13, 2013, between 18:30 - 20:30 in room C110 (Arazi-Ofer Building, 2nd floor) in the IDC, Herzliya.

In this session Adv. William Van Esveld, a senior Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch (HRW) will discuss HRW's perspective on the practices in the area, especially in light of operations Pillar of Defense and Cast Lead.

In recent years, HRW has published several reports on the legality of the conducts that were taken by the Israeli government, Palestinian Authority, and other Palestinian armed groups. These reports, that were based on fact finding and research delegations to the combat areas, have identified several incidents of alleged violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law by all parties.

HRW's most recent report on Operation Pillar of Defense is available here.

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

*Please note that the presentation and the discussion 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