25/26 MAY CONFERENCE: Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law

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Tuesday 25 May

3.45pm Welcome – Sir Vincent Fean & Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC

3.50pm Why the rule of law matters – Rt Hon Baroness Hale of Richmond

4.15pm Israel/Palestine: recent developments at the ICJ and ICC – Philippe Sands QC

5.15pm Why a rights-based approach makes a just, lasting political solution more likely, and why now – Zaha Hassan

5.45pm The dual legal system in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and the role of the Supreme Court of Israel – Michael Sfard

6.15pm Discussion between Zaha Hassan and Michael Sfard

6.40pm Closing remarks by Dominic Grieve QC

Wednesday 26 May

2.00pm Welcome – Andrew Whitley

2.05pm International Law: indispensable in the search for a just Middle East peace – Prof Michael Lynk

2.45pm Case studies introduced by Michael Lynk:

The settlement project – Hagit Ofran
Palestinian children in Israeli military detention – Sahar Francis
Gaza – Issam Younis
Accountability – Nada Kiswanson

3.45pm Panel discussion and Q&A

4.50pm Can international law prevail in Israel/Palestine, and if so, how? The role of the UK  –  Rt Hon Jack Straw

5.15pm Panel discussion – Jack Straw, Wayne David MP, Layla Moran MP, Joanna Cherry QC MP, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, moderated by Lord Alderdice

5.55pm Remarks by Lord Alderdice

6.00pm Andrew Whitley concludes the conference

Suggested Further Reading

Breaking the Israel/Palestine Status Quo – Report by conference speaker Zaha Hassan, as well as Daniel Levy, Hallaamal Keir & Marwan Muasher
Prime Minister Boris Johnson Confirms UK Opposition to ICC Investigation into Israel
Palestinian peace must rest on international law – Mary Robinson, published in The Financial Times on 15 March 2021
Conference on Jerusalem – Session II: International Law and Human Rights – October 2020
Vincent Fean on Annexation, International Law and Recognition

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