Joint IHL Forum - November 2012

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 November 7, 2012, between 18:30 - 20:30 in room C110 (Arazi-Ofer Building, 2nd floor) in the IDC.

In this session Dr. Ziv Bohrer will present his new paper (co-authored with Prof. Mark Osiel):

Proportionality in Military Force at War’s Multiple Levels:

Averting Civilian Casualties vs. Safeguarding Soldiers

(Forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law)

"To what lengths may a state go to protect its soldiers in war? May it design its military operations to further that goal if this significantly increases civilian casualties?" The authors show that current discussion fails to appreciate how judgments about proportionality in the use of military force necessarily differ at the tactical, operational and strategic levels of warfare.

Dr. Ziv Bohrer is a Research Fellow, Sacher Institute, Hebrew University–Faculty of Law 2012-13; Visiting Research Scholar, University of Michigan–Law School 2011-12; Tel-Aviv University–Faculty of Law Ph.D. 2012

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

The lectures 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