A Venue for Justice or an Occupation Accomplice? The Israeli High Court of Justice and the Israeli Settlements in the Occupied West Bank


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 609, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Oppenheimer Chair in International Law welcome Rouba Al-Salem. Rouba Al-Salem holds a PhD in law from Université de Montréal, and is currently a Steinberg postdoctoral fellow in international migration rights and policy at the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism for 2017-2018.

Her talk will provide an overview of how the Israeli Supreme Court of Justice (HCJ) has interpreted and applied principles of the international law of occupation in adjudicating petitions that were filed by Palestinians to challenge the legality of security based measures that were implemented for the alleged safety of Israeli settlements and settlers in the occupied West Bank after the outbreak of the Second Intifada (2000).

Coffee and Tea will be served. RSVP at oppenheimer [at] mcgill.ca