Date: 12 November 2015
The most recent conflict in Gaza – Operation Protective Edge – brought to the fore crucially important debates in both international law and the ethics of war. In November this year, a group of international experts from different areas, met to discuss legal and moral issues. The results from this discussion, will now be presented at a breakfast seminar.
The most recent conflict in Gaza – Operation Protective Edge – brought to the fore crucially important debates in both international law and the ethics of war. Both advocates and critics of the Israeli operation invoked the framework of international law and the principles of traditional just war theory to bolster their positions on topics ranging from the use or ignoring of human shields to satisfying necessity and proportionality.
This November a group of experts from a range of backgrounds have come together to discuss specific areas of legal an moral contention thrown up by Operation Protective Edge. What general principles might apply to both the initiation of conflict and its conduct? What role do things like telephone warnings to civilians, civilian duties to evacuate, and the harming of human shields have in international law?
The seminar is organized together with the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace at Stockholm University. The seminar will be moderated by Helen Frowe, director at the centre.
The seminar will be held at the Institute for Futures Studies, Holländargatan 13 in Stockholm. A lighter breakfast will be served from 08.00. Registration is required.
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