The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is pleased to invite you to an on-line discussion on the occasion of the publication of: The Occupation of Justice: The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories (2nd ed., David Kretzmer and Yaël Ronen, Oxford University Press, 2021)
Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 18:30-20:00 Jerusalem time (11:30 New York time, 16:30 London time).
The Occupation of Justice discusses the Supreme Court of Israel's decisions relating to the territories occupied by Israel in 1967. It examines the inherent tension involved in judicial review over the actions of the authorities וn occupied territory the inhabitants of which do not belong to the political community of the Court. The book argues that this tension is aggravated in the context of the West Bank by the glaring disparity between the norms of belligerent occupation, which, according to the Court, bind the authorities, and government policies there. The book concludes that while review by the Court has enabled many individuals to receive a remedy, it has largely served to legitimise government policies and practices in the Occupied Territories.
Moderator: Prof. Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Justice (ret.) Dorit Beinisch, Former President of the Supreme Court of Israel
Prof. Eyal Benvenisti, Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge; Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Col. (res.) Adv. Daniel Reisner, Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Former Head of the IDF International Law Department
Adv. Sawsan Zaher, Deputy General Director, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
Response by the Authors:
Prof. David Kretzmer, Bruce W. Wayne Emeritus Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Yaël Ronen, Professor of Law, The Academic Center for Science and Law
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