Newsletter - November 2015
Welcome to the November issue of our newsletter. Traditionally, November is the Israel IHL month, in which the annual national IHL competition of ALMA and ICRC takes place, as well as the Minerva/ICRC annual international conference on IHL. Futhermore, ALMA will hold another session of the Joint IHL Forum. We invite you to attend all of these events.
News & Events
1) Congratulations to ALMA's vice chairman and co-founder, Tom Gal who received the Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize for 2014 on her article: "Unexplored Outcomes of Tadić: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy".
2) The upcoming session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 18:30 in room C228 at the IDC. In the forum Adv. Eitan Diamond will present the recent report of Gisha - Legal Center for the Freedom of Movement:
The meeting is free and open to the public and will be conducted in English. Please register in advance via Forum@alma-ihl.org
3) The 10th annual Minerva/ICRC conference on IHL will be held in 15-17 November, 2015.
4) The 9th National Competition on International Humanitarian Law hosted by the ICRC and the assistance of ALMA will be held in 23-26 of November, 2015 in Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel. The final event of the competition is open to the public and will be held at the konrad adenauer conference center jerusalemMishkenot-Sha'ananim on 26 November, 2015, 17:00.
5) The Israeli Foreign Ministry is offering a support letter for the Shabtai Rosen Scholarships for the Summer Course in International Law at The Hague Academy. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, December 3, 2015.
IHL Articles & Media
1) Sina Etezazian, Guest Post: Air Strikes in Syria–Questions Surrounding the Necessity and Proportionality Requirements in the Exercise of Self-Defense (Opinion Juris).
2) Laurie R. Blank, Was the U.S. attack on the Kunduz hospital a war crime? (The Washington Post)
3) Knut Dormenn and Jose Serralvo, The Obligation to Prevent Violations of International Humanitarian Law (Intercrossblog).
4) Dustin A. Lewis, Naz K. Modirzadeh and Gabriella Blum, Medical Care in Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law and State Responses to Terrorism (Harvard Law)
5) Sean Watts, Cyber Norm Development and the United States Law of War Manual (SSRN)
6) Karine Bannelier, Is the Principle of Distinction Still Relevent in Cyberwarfare? (SSRN)
7) Eyal Benvenisti, Occupation and Territorial Administration (SSRN).
Upcoming IHL Worldwide Events
2) November 23, 2015,Geneva 2015 Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.
3) December 9-11, 2015, International Conference: The Global Challenge of Human Rights Integration-Towards a Users’ Perspective, The Human Rights Integration network , Ghent, Belgium.
4) December 12-13, 2015, International Law and National Policies Toward Protecting Natural Resources in Palestine University of Palestine, Gaza.
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