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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 IHL given by Prof. Marco Sassòli for the Master in Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, students plead, 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, 16 May, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

in front of a jury composed of professors Paola Gaeta and Marco Sassòli of the Faculty of Law and Ms. Anne Quintin, tutor, doctoral student and course assistant

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

  • the classification of the conflict and of Gaza as a territory
  • the blockade of Gaza
  • Persons and objects targeted and weapons used
  • Proportionality and precautions
  • The impact of Palestine’s accession to the International Criminal Court

The public is welcome to assist to the pleadings

11 mai 2015