The Way Forward for the Legal System in the West Bank
November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Presented by Temple Emanuel’s Israel Action Committee
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Meeting ID: 937 8816 3558
Part 2 of a Three-Part Zoom Seminar Series
Speaker: David Kretzmer, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Hebrew University
In the West Bank Israeli settlers are subject to large portions of Israeli law whereas Palestinians are subject to a combination of Israeli military law and some local laws based on Jordanian law. This seminar explores the options available to develop a legal framework that treats both Israelis and Palestinians equally.
David Kretzmer is Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. David was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee from 1995-2002, serving as vice-chairperson of the Committee in 2001 and 2002. He is a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists. In 1993 David founded the Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University and served as its first academic director. In 1997-2000 he headed the Minerva Center for Human Rights of the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University. David was a founding member of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and served as chair of its board. He was also a member and chair of the Board of B’Tselem. His books include The Occupation of Justice: The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories (second edition to be published in 2021); The Concept of Human Dignity in Human Rights Discourse (edited together with E. Klein) and The Legal Status of the Arabs in Israel.
This is the second of three Zoom seminars exploring the future of an Israeli presence in the West Bank. These seminars explore what steps can be taken in the absence of a peace process to shrink the conflict and improve the lives of Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, and the impact of future decisions about its status.