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The Occupation of International Justice? Israel, Palestine, Law and Hollow Hopes

For over half a century, international legal scholarship has been preoccupied with numerous questions relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ranging from the very characterization of Israel‘s control over the West Bank and Gaza as a situation of belligerent occupation, through giving concrete content to the legal obligations arising from this control, for Israel, third states and other actors, to means of enforcing these obligations domestically and internationally, including through international criminal law. The ongoing nature of the humanitarian crisis in the region, the periodic resort to large scale violence, and the serious concerns about inter-generational injustice and lack of hope, once again raise the question of the extent to which the application of legal norms and the involvement of national and international legal institutions help or hinder political resolution of the conflict. This panel will examine the valence of common wisdom on these various issues, question the application of existing bodies of law and their legitimacy and effectiveness, and consider the role of the law more generally in controlling the use of power and in protecting human rights in situations of intractable conflict. The panel discussions will center around two books published in 2021 which address different dimensions of the topic: David Kretzmer and Yaël Ronen, The Occupation of Justice: The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories (2nd edn, OUP 2021) Joseph E David, Yaël Ronen, Yuval Shany and J H H Weiler (eds), Strengthening Human Rights Protections in Geneva, Israel, the West Bank and Beyond (forthcoming CUP 2021)

Chair(s): J H H Weiler