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Tel Aviv University
The law of military occupation, a course at the Law faculty of TAU

This course, free of charge, is offered to members of 'Against the Wall' group

 

Adv. Sharon Weill is a visiting lecturer at Tel Aviv University, teaching on the law of military occupation (Spring Term 2008). She is a PhD candidate in International Humanitarian Law at the University of Geneva, and works as a researcher at the Geneva Academy of International
Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She holds a Masters degree in
International Humnitarian Law (Geneva University, 2006), a Masters degree in Human Rights studies (University of Malta, Euro-Med program, 2003) and a Bachelor of Laws (Tel Aviv University, 1999).
The law of military occupation course will be held at the Law faculty of TAU, Sundays 3:30pm. If anyone wishes to attend as a free listener, please contact Sharon Weill at
s_weill@hotmail.com.
PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
Judging war criminals: War crimes trials - from theory to practice Adv. Sharon Weill
The course aims to introduce the international criminal legal system and to examine the different options available for repressing war crimes. Examples of war crimes trials in different conflicts
will be presented, as well as other options, such as truth commissions, while focusing on the Palestinian-Israeli context of international criminal law. The course is open for legal, civil and
media activists with keen interest in human rights.
2. The role of other international tribunals
(state responsibility)
- European Court of Human Rights (case
studies: Chechnya and the Turkish
occupation)
- International Court of Justice (case study:
The Advisory opinion on the Wall, 2004)
1. Introduction: International criminal
tribunals and individual criminal
responsibility
From the Nuremberg trials to the creation of the
permanent international criminal
court: Overview of the different legal and
political developments. The different jurisdiction
of each court will be examined, as well as the
way each one was established. Special attention
will be given to ICTY – the International
Criminal Tribunal established by the UN to trial
the crimes perpetuated in former Yugoslavia, the
precedent of Slobodan Milosevic - the first head
of state to be indicted while in office, and the
International Criminal Court (ICC).
4. The role of national courts and universal
jurisdiction
- The obligation to enact criminal legislation
to repress war crimes, to prosecute or extradite
- Immunity of head of states and other
officials
- Case studies: Augusto Pinochet (Chile) ,
Hissein Habre (Chad), Ariel Sharon (lawsuits
filed in Belgium)
3. The law
- Elements of international crimes : genocide,
crimes against humanity and war crimes
- The Rome statute of the ICC, 1998
- The Convention Against Torture,1984
- The Geneva Conventions,1949
- The Convention Against Genocide, 1948
6. War crimes trials v. Amnesty----- Justice
v. Peace? Conclusion and ways forward
- Analyzing the work of Truth Commissions
(Case studies: Sierra Leone, South Africa)
- Conclusion: discussing the possibilities of
application of ICL in the Israeli-Palestinian
context.
5. Universal jurisdiction and Israel
- Attempts of applying universal jurisdiction
against Israelis war crimes suspects in England,
New Zealand and the US (Case studies: Shaul
Mofaz, Moshe "Bugi" Ya’alon, Ron Almog, Avi
Dichter)
- The Winograd report
- Case study : 40 years of torture in Israel.
- Discussion on the role of the High court,
criminal prosecution, Israeli national laws and
exhaustion of domestic remedies.

Adv. Sharon Weill is a visiting lecturer at Tel Aviv University, teaching on the law of military occupation (Spring Term 2008). She is a PhD candidate in International Humanitarian Law at the University of
Geneva, and works as a researcher at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She holds a Masters degree in
International Humnitarian Law (Geneva University, 2006),
a Masters degree in Human Rights studies (University of Malta, Euro-Med program, 2003) and a Bachelor of Laws (Tel Aviv University, 1999). * The "Law of Military Occupation" course will be held at the Law faculty of TAU, Sundays, 3:30pm. If anyone wishes to attend as a free listener, please contact Sharon Weill at s_weill@hotmail.com.

 

Dates & Venue:
Fridays, 1pm
9/5 – 13/6 2008
New Horizons
Institute
59 Kedem Street
Jaffa
The course is
offered without
tuition fee, but
places are limited.
Please register at
dimireider@gmail.com

 

שלום לכולם,


מצורפת בזאת תוכנית קורס חד-פעמי בעניין "גישות מעשיות לחוק הבינ"ל הפלילי". הקורס מיועד לפעילות ופעילים ובכלל לכל המתעניינים בתקפות ואפקטיביות החוק הבינ"ל הפלילי לגבי הסכסכוך הפלשתיני-ישראלי (ע"ע דיכטר בבלגיה). הקורס ילמד על ידי עורכת הדין שרון וייל, מז'נבה, שמגיעה ללמד קורס על דיני כיבוש באונ' ת"א.

המפגשים ייערכו במכון אופק חדש ביפו (רחוב קדם 59 - גישה נוחה לאוטובוסים לכיוון התחנה המרכזית ורכבת מרכז),בימי שישי, בין אחת לשלוש אחרי הצהריים החל מיום שישי הבא (9 במאי), בלא תשלום. יש כ30 מקומות, וההרשמה היא אצלי.

הרשמה אצל דימי ריידר

"Dimi Reider" <alteriamo@gmail.com>,

 

 

 

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