On 5-9 July 2021, EJIL:Talk!, an influential international law blog, hosted a symposium on “Apartheid in Israel/Palestine," specifically focused on Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) April 2021 publication, A Threshold Crossed.
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Uncomfortable truths: how HRW errs in its definition of “Israeli apartheid”, what is missing, and what are the implications?
NGO Monitor Legal Advisor Anne Herzberg and Barrister Joshua Kern analyze HRW's report on apartheid.
The March 3, 2021 decision of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to open a full investigation of the “Situation in Palestine” has prompted responses advising the Israeli government to take a more cooperative approach toward the Court. Yet there are a number of strong strategic, diplomatic, and legal arguments for not cooperating.
UNICEF extensively relies on local NGOs as implementing partners to monitor and report on the situation of children in armed conflict. However, this reliance may not be in the best interest of children and can result in one-sided political advocacy.
Lex Generalis Derogat Legi Speciali: IHL in Human Rights Regulation of Military Courts Operating in Situations of Armed Conflict
The operation of military courts is clearly allowed for and, in some cases, mandated by international humanitarian law (IHL). Nevertheless, the use of military courts has been one of the most controversial and hotly debated areas of human rights. Despite the ostensibly exclusive military domain, many human rights bodies have registered significant scepticism towards this type of justice.
Professor Gerald M Steinberg analyzes pooled European funding for Palestinian NGOs.
Anne Herzberg reviews Steven E. Zipperstein's book on law in the Arab–Israeli conflict.
Professor Gerald M. Steinberg reviews Johannes Morsink's book on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.