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Gaza : les étudiants plaident pour Israël et pour la Palestine


The conflict in and around Gaza in July/August 2014, called by Israel « Operation Protective Edge », claimed many civilian victims and gave rise to numerous mutual accusations of violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

In the framework of the course on practice in international humanitarian law (IHL) given by Prof. Marco Sassòli at the Master level at the Law Faculty, students plead (mostly in English, but some of them in French), for Israel and for Palestine, arguing that the side they represent has respected IHL while the adverse side has violated IHL. These pleadings take place:

in Room MR 060 of Uni Mail (bd du Pont d’Arve 40)

on Saturday, 24 October 2015, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

in front of a jury composed of professor Marco Sassòli and Ms. Emilie Max, assistant, both at the Faculty of Law Students (whose roles were attributed by the lot) will plead on issues such as:

Students (whose roles were attributed by the lot) will plead on issues such as:

  • The classification of the conflict and of Gaza as an occupied territory
  • Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip
  • Were the Israeli warnings of the civilian population before its attacks sufficient?
  • Was the principle of proportionality respected and were all feasible precautions to avoid civilian deaths, injury and damages taken?
  • The Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip and the hindering of humanitarian assistance

The public is welcome to assist to the pleadings

19 octobre 2015