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The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa invites you to a conference:  

The Israeli Democracy in War - Is the ‘Edge’ Protected?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014, University of Haifa

Program and participants:

09:00 – 09:15 – Gathering

09:15 – 09:30 – Opening Remarks: Prof. Eli Salzberger, Director, Minerva Center

09:30 – 10:00 – Introduction: Prof. Amnon Reichman, Principal Investigator, Minerva Center


10:00 –11:30 – First session: Legality of Military Activities during Operation “Protective Edge” According to International Law

(First part of the session will be a lecture, followed by an ‘interview with experts’)

Interviewer and chair: Adv. Ido Rosenzweig (Minerva Center)

Colonel Noam Noiman (Department of International Law, Military Advocate General Corps) – Lecture

Interview with Experts:

Prof. Françoise Hampson(School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex)

Colonel (res.) Pnina Sharvit-Baruch (The Institute for National Security Studies)

Dr. Eliav Lieblich (Inter Disciplinary Center, Herzliya)


11:30 –11:45 – Coffee break


10:45 –13:15 – Second session: The Limits of Freedom to Speech in during Armed Conflicts

(A Round Table Discussion)

Chair: Prof. Gad Barzilai (Dean of University of Haifa Law Faculty; Principal Investigator, Minerva Center)

Facilitator: Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler (The Israel Democracy Institute)

Justice (Emerita) Dalia Dorner (President of the Israeli Press Council)

Adv. Abeer Baker (Clinic of Prisoners Rights and Reentry, University of Haifa)

Adv. Yael Vias Gvirsman (The Concord Research Center for Integration of International Law in Israel, College of Management - Academic Studies)

Adv. Shlomi avramzon (State Attorney, Ministry of Justice)


13:15 –14:15 – Lunch Break


14:15 –16:15 – Third session: Review, Supervision, and Investigations During and After Armed Conflicts

(A Round Table Discussion)

Facilitator and Chair:  Prof. Amnon Reichman

Prof. Miguel Deutch (Tel Aviv University, Member of Turkel Commission)

Prof. Amichai Cohen (Dean of Law School, Ono Academic College)

Adv. Miri Frankel-Shor (Legal Advisor for Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee)

Adv. Tamar Feldman (The Association for Civil Rights in Israel)

Dr. Ziv Bohrer (Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University)

Dr. Gilad Noam(Department of Special International Affairs, Ministry of Justice)

Lieutenant Colonel Roni Katzir (former Assistant Military Advocate General (legal affairs))


16:15 –16:30 – Coffee break


16:30 –18:00 – Fourth session: Rehabilitation and Resilience – the day after / day before

(Lectures and discussion)

Chair: Prof. Eli Salzberger

Colonel Dr.Tamir Moritz (Consultation and Legislation Division, the Military Prosecutor's Office)

Attorney David Rotenberg(The Israeli Compensation Fund)

Adv. Eitan Diamond (Gisha - Protecting Palestinians Freedom of Movement)


18:00 –18:15 – Concluding remarks: Prof. Gad Barzilai


The conference will take place at the University of Haifa

Rabin observatory.

Participation is free upon registration

For more details contact: Dr. Michal Ben Gal, Academic coordinator

Tel: +972(0)50-216-3543  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program in PDF format

  Map (Hebrew)