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Looking from the Outside In: Evaluating IHL from Other Normative Perspectives

The 16th Annual Minerva Conference on International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

Looking from the Outside In: Evaluating IHL from Other Normative Perspectives

An on-line international Conference, November 8-10, 2021

(Times noted are local Israel time – GMT+2)

Day 1 / Monday, November 8

16:15-16:30 Opening

Greetings: Mr. Danny Evron / Executive Director, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Introduction: Prof. Yuval Shany / Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Conference Committee Chair

16:30-17:30 Session 1 / Keynote Lecture: Naz Modirzadeh

Speaker: Prof. Naz Modirzadeh / Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School; founding Director of the Harvard Law School Program on International Law and Armed Conflict

Passion and International Law of War

Commentators: Adv. Stéphane Ojeda / Head of Legal Department, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation to Israel and the Occupied Territories

Colonel (res.) Adv. Pnina Sharvit Baruch / Senior Research Associate and Head of the Program on Law and National Security, Institute for National Security Studies, Israel

17:45-18:45 Session 2 / Regulating War: Emotions, Values, Virtues

Speakers: Prof. Emiliano Buis / University of Buenos Aires Law School and Central University of Azul, Argentina

International humanitarian law and emotional normativity: evaluating the limits of legal rationalism

Dr. Maria Varaki / War Studies Department, King's College London

Teaching IHL with Camus’ moderation

Commentator: Prof. Anne Saab / Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

19:00-20:00 Session 3 / Dealing with the Slippery Slope of Force Use

Speakers: Dr. Erameh Nicholas Idris / Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Political Studies and International Relations, North-West University, South Africa

The Nigeria military, politics of human rights, and the management of the Boko Haram crisis

Dr. Mateusz Piątkowski / Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Lodz

Air bombardments during World War Two: The non-healing wound – a clash of ius in bello and historical perspectives

Commentator: Adv. Miya Keren-Abraham / Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation to Israel and the Occupied Territories

Day 2 / Tuesday, November 9

16:30-17:30 Session 4 / A Mediated Look at Conflict Situations

Speakers: Dr. Shiri Krebs / Faculty of Law, Deakin University

Show justice: IHL’s data practices and the bureaucracy of killing

Ms. Shelly Pasternak / PhD candidate, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University

Blinded by humanitarianism

Commentator: Dr. Renana Keydar / Faculty of Law and Digital Humanities Program, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

17:45-18:45 Session 5 / Using Historical Analogies: Systemic Discrimination and Apartheid

Speakers: Dr. Eitan Diamond / Manager and Senior Legal Expert, Diakonia IHL Center, Jerusalem

Contending with systemic discrimination in Israel-Palestine: is IHL up to the task?

Ms. Anne Herzberg / Institute for NGO Research, Israel

Mr. Joshua Kern / 9 Bedford Row, London

Old wine for a new bottle? The apartheid narrative and ‘prolonged occupation’

Commentator: Prof. David Kretzmer / Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

19:00-20:00 Session 6 / Book Launch – Samuel Moyn’s “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War” (2021)

Speakers: Prof. Samuel Moyn / Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School; Professor of History, Yale University

Prof. Gabriella Blum / Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Harvard Law School

Prof. Yishai Beer / Harry Radzyner Law School, Reichman University (IDC Herzliya)

Chair: Prof. Tomer Broude / Faculty of Law and Dept. of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Day 3 / Wednesday, November 10

16:30-17:30 Session 7 / Human Rights to the Rescue?

Speakers: Dr. Charuka Ekanayake / State Counsel, Attorney General's Department, Sri Lanka; Adjunct Research Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University, Australia

How international human rights law can solve moral-legal dilemmas pertaining to targeting during armed conflict

Ms. Sally Longworth / PhD candidate, Department of Law, Stockholm University

The right to freedom of expression as an interpretive source for IHL norms

Commentator: Prof. Yuval Shany / Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

17:45-18:45 Session 8 / The Ethical Dimensions of IHL

Speakers: Prof. Thomas Burri / Professor of international law and European law, University of St. Gallen

Lessons from the ethical assessment of autonomous disaster relief and weapons systems

Mr. Steven Van De Put / PhD candidate, Maastricht University; Researcher, Netherlands Defence Academy

The role of human rights law as mediating between IHL and morality

Commentator: Prof. Gloria Gaggioli / Director, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

19:00-20:00 Session 9 / Closing Lecture: Helen Durham

Speaker: Dr. Helen Durham / Director of International Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva

From zombies to Game of Thrones: IHL, fairytales and our collective survival

Commentator: Dr. Yahli Shereshevsky / Faculty of Law, University of Haifa

The symposium will be held via Zoom.

The number of places is limited. Registration is required.

Please register here:


Registrants will receive a participation link by e-mail on the day of the event.

For additional information: mchr@savion.huji.ac.il


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