The Occupation of Hebron : Legal Aspects
Call for papers: an international students’ competition
from the ICRC
As a specialized journal in humanitarian law, the International Review of the Red Cross invites submissions of manuscripts on subjects relating to international humanitarian law, policy and action. All academic submissions related to these themes are welcome. This includes as well papers on the territories occupied by Israel, and in particular related to the jurisprudence of the Israeli High Court. The international student’s competition on legal aspects of the occupation of Hebron falls within the scope of these criteria, as many other manifestations related to international humanitarian law do in other contexts. No article has been recently published by the International Review on the Israeli and Palestinian context and only one article has dealt with “Judaism and the ethics of war” (by Rabbi Norman Salomon).
As all other articles submitted, the papers on this context have to fulfil several academic criteria. All articles are subjected to a peer-review and the decision whether or not to publish is taken by the editor-in-chief and the international board of editors of the journal. The involvement of the Review in the aforementioned international student’s competition is limited to this procedure. Selected articles reflect the view of the authors alone.
The International Law Division at the Law School, the College of Management Academic Studies in Israel, in cooperation with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and The International Review of the Red Cross announce the launching of an international competition for the “best international law paper” and invite the submission of papers focusing on legal aspects of the 40 year old Israeli occupation of Hebron.
* The competition is open to all law students world-wide.
* One paper, selected by the competition steering committee as the winning paper, will award its author a $500 prize (sponsored by the Law School, the College of Management Academic Studies).
* Up to three papers, selected by the competition committee, will be published in The International Review of the Red Cross, subject to the journal’s review procedures.
The winning papers will be announced by October 1 2007.
The competition is launched as part of a series of events surrounding the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories.
Hebron well epitomizes the nature of this occupation: Hebron is home to around 150,000 Palestinians, of whom approximately 35,000 reside in Area H-2, an area under full Israeli control and home to some 500 settlers. The latter are located in settlements in the old city. Israeli policies associated with these settlements have arguably been designed to generate the “de-Palestinization” of the area, and have actually achieved this result. The (il)legality of theses policies is the broad subject of the competition.
Subjects may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* The Hebron cases: the jurisprudence of the Israeli High Court of Justice
* Law enforcement in Hebron
* Israeli policy and actions in Hebron: Apartheid or Security?
* International Criminal Law aspects of the occupation of Hebron
* A legal analysis of specific events in Hebron
Papers (not exceeding 10,000 words) should be submitted no later than July 12 2007 to e-mail
Dr. Orna Ben-Naftali, Head of the International Law Division, the Law School, the College of Management Academic Studies;
Toni Pfanner, Editor in chief, The International Review of the Red Cross
Adv. Limor Yehuda, The Association for Civil Rights in Israel.
Dr. Barak Medinah, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Senior Lectureship in Law
Competition Coordinator: Mr. Avi Berg e-mail