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 Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency

 The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions

 University of Haifa, September 7-19 - 2016

 Haifa, Israel

Day 1

Wednesday, September 7

10:00 – 10:15: Prof. Gad Barzilai, Dean of the Faculty of Law and PI Minerva RLEC: Opening        remarks

10:15 – 11:15: Prof. Eli Salzberger, Director, Minerva RLEC:  Counter Terrorism Legislation in Israel

11:15 – 11:30:Coffee break

First panel: Economical Aspects of Terrorism and Belligerency in International Law

11:30- 13:00: Idit Shafran Gittleman, Bar Ilan University and a research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI): Financial Considerations in War

Respondent:  Prof. Eli Salzberger

Link to video

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:30: Ira Ryk-Lakhman, University College London: Protection and Security of Foreign  Investments in Times of Hostilities

 Respondent:  Dr. Suha Jubran-Ballan, Minerva RLEC

Link to video

15:30 – 15:45: Coffee break

15:45 – 17:15: Guest lecture: Dr. Gilad Noam, Israel Ministry of Justice, Department of Special International  Affairs: International Humanitarian Law in the Era of International Criminal Justice.

Link to video

18:30                Dinner

Day 2

Tuesday, September 13:

Second panel:  Legal aspects of Technological Measures and Political Design against Terrorism and Belligerency

10:00 – 10:15: Gathering

10:15 – 11:45: Anna Evangelidi, City University London: Putting Unmanned Warfare into Context: The Use of Drones in Counterterrorism Operations by the United States and Israel

Respondent 1:   Roy Keidar, former Legal Advisor for the Israeli National Security Council at the Prime Minister's Office, and Special Counsel for Security and Emerging Technologies to Yigal Arnon & co. Law Firm

Respondent 2:   Prof. Amnon Reichman, PI Minerva RLEC

11:45 – 12:00: Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30: Guest lecture: Roy Keidar: The Change in the Nature of Warfare – What Can We Learn From the Israeli Experience?

Link to video

13:30 – 14:30:   Lunch

14:30 – 16:00: Barbara Korte,  Goethe University Frankfurt: Autocrats Versus Terrorists – UnlockingAuthoritarian Counter-Terrorism Repertoires Through Constitutional System Design And Agency

Respondent: Prof. Gad Barzilai

16:00 – 16:15: Coffee break

16:15 – 18:00: Guest lecture: Emanuela Gillard, Research Fellow, European University Institute: Counter-Terrorism Measures and Principled Humanitarian Action

Link to video

19:00 –             Dinner


Day 3

Wednesday, September 14: 

Third panel: Terrorism and Belligerency in International humanitarian law

09:00 – 09:15: Gathering

09:15 – 10:45: Guest lecture: Prof. Laurie Blank, Emory University, School of Law: Protection of U.N. Facilities during Armed Conflict and the Limits of Inviolability

10:45 – 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30: Ido Rosenzweig, Director of Research (Terrorism, Belligerency and Cyber) Minera RLEC; Research Fellow Hebrew University Faculty of Law; Chairman, ALMARethinking the Basic Principles of IHL and Their Application over Combatants' Lives

Respondent: Emanuela Gillard  

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch

13:30- 14:45: Guest lectureRobert Neufeld, University of Haifa: The Impact of Motives on the Legality of Decisions in Modern Battlefield

Respondent:   Prof. Amichai Cohen, Senior lecture, Ono Academic Center and Senior Researcher,Israel Democracy Institute

14:45 – 15:00: Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00: Guest lecture: Admiral (ret.) Amichay Ayalon,Chairman of the Executive Committee of the University of Haifa and senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI(: [TBD]


Day 4

Sunday, September 18:

Fourth panel: Criminal and Administrative Measures against Terrorism and Belligerency

10:00 – 10:15: Gathering

10:15 – 11:45: Hadas Cohen, Hebrew University: Administrative Detention – the Slippery Slope of the   Legal Anti-Terrorism Paradigm

Respondent:  Prof. Robert Roth, Faculty of Law, Geneva Academy of IHL and HR

Link to video

11:45 – 12:00: Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30: Guest lecture: Prof. Robert Roth: Criminal Law Responses to Terrorism: a Contemporary and Critical Assessment

Link to video

13:30 – 14:30: Lunch

14:30 – 16:00: Guest lecture: Dr. Ziv BohrerThe False History of the Categorization of Armed Conflicts

16:00:               Prof. Amnon Reichman: Concluding remarks

Link to video

18:00                Dinner


(see also call for proposals)


The workshop was recorded and streamlined

on the Minerva Center YouTube Channel

This event was by invitation only