Gaza as Paradigm: Transnational Governance, International Law, and Rightlessness
December 13, 2022
The workshop will take place at the observatory in Rabin building, University of Haifa, and on-line
This interdisciplinary workshop will be dedicated to a critical examination of the role of law in the context of governance in the Gaza strip. When it comes to Gaza, international law has failed to fulfill its stated purposes of peace and security, as the escalation of human suffering in Gaza continues to rise and intervention stops at humanitarian aid. Yet all parties involved constantly return to the international legal vocabulary. What, if anything, can this iterative paradox teach us not only about Gaza, but about transnational governance more generally? How does Gaza shift our ideas about sovereignty, occupation and international intervention?
Prof. Itamar Mann, PI at the Minerva Center for the rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa, Law Faculty
Dr. Yael Berda, The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
with Sharhabeel Alzaeem, Al Zaeem & Associates Attorneys at Law & Legal Consultants (Gaza, via Zoom) (interviewer: Itamar Mann)