International Law
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International Law after Gaza

Nico Krisch, Janne Nijman, Fuad Zarbiyev
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Geneva Graduate Institute, Maison de la paix, Auditorium A2

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International Law after Gaza

The war in Gaza has raised many issues about international law, and questions of the law on the use of force, international humanitarian law, or the prohibition of genocide have been hotly debated in recent months – including in international courts. This panel takes a step back and asks what implications the conflict might have for international law in the longer term. How will it affect the interpretation of core rules? How will it affect the credibility of actors making legal arguments? How will it affect authority structures in international society and the force of international law? We will also ask about the place of international lawyers: what does the war, and the contestation around it, imply for the role and responsibility of international lawyers?

The aim of the event is to initiate a conversation about these questions, and after an introductory exchange among panelists we will open up the discussion.




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