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Book Launch Event - The Writing on the Wall: Rethinking the International Law of Occupation

Dates:
  • Mon 06 Nov 2017 14.30 - 16.30
  Add to Calendar 2017-11-06 14:30 2017-11-06 16:30 Europe/Paris Book Launch Event - The Writing on the Wall: Rethinking the International Law of Occupation

Abstract:
As Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation and to the question of when it exists, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism. The book points to the need for reconsidering the law of occupation in light of changing forms of control, such as those evident in Gaza. Although the Israeli occupation is a main focal point, the book broadens its compass to look at other cases, such as Iraq, Northern Cyprus, and Western Sahara, highlighting the role that international law plays in all of these cases.

Short bio:
Professor Aeyal Gross teaches at the Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University. He also teaches regularly as a guest at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research and writing focuses on international human rights law and international humanitarian law. He has previously published a comparative study, co-edited with Colleen Flood, entitled The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide (Cambridge, 2014).

Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

Abstract:
As Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation and to the question of when it exists, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism. The book points to the need for reconsidering the law of occupation in light of changing forms of control, such as those evident in Gaza. Although the Israeli occupation is a main focal point, the book broadens its compass to look at other cases, such as Iraq, Northern Cyprus, and Western Sahara, highlighting the role that international law plays in all of these cases.

Short bio:
Professor Aeyal Gross teaches at the Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University. He also teaches regularly as a guest at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research and writing focuses on international human rights law and international humanitarian law. He has previously published a comparative study, co-edited with Colleen Flood, entitled The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide (Cambridge, 2014).


Location:
Sala del Torrino , Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of Law
Academy of European Law

Type:
Working group

Discussant:
Prof. Nehal Bhuta (EUI - Department of Law)
Andrea Carcano (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Alessandra Annoni (Università degli studi di Ferrara)

Organiser:
International Law Working Group
Rebecca Shiva Mignot-Mahdavi (EUI - Law)

Contact:
Agnieszka Monika Lempart (EUI - Department of Law) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Prof. Aeyal Gross (Fernand Braudel Fellow, EUI; The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University)
 
 

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