The International Law Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

The International Law Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

In this seminar, distinguished legal experts discussed and elaborated on the relevance of international law to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what the legal assessment of the various political developments and initiatives would be. 

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict comprises several thorny political and legal issues; such as the law of occupation, notions of sovereignty and territory, the rights of minorities and the structures of representative democracy. While international law is quite clear on some of these issues, the law operates within political contexts and as we have seen in the course of the past 20 years the respect for fundamental legal frameworks has been weakened. This webinar is the first series of three in which we explored the legal aspects and ramifications of the conflict as well as the state of play in both the Israeli and Palestinian society. More information can be found here.


Valentina Azarova: Research Fellow, Manchester International Law Centre, University of Manchester, and Legal advisor with the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)

Catriona Drew: Lecturer in International Law the School of Law and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS, University of London

Ralph Wilde: Associate Professor, Faculty of Laws at University College London 

Pål Wrange: Professor of Public International Law at Stockholm University. Director, Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice

Moderator: Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of UI:s MENA Programme


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