Prof. Orna Ben-Naftali is the Emile Zola chair for Human Rights at the Striks School of Law, Israel. Her research interests relate to international humanitarian law and to the cultural reading of law.
She will be discussing her book The ABC of the OPT: a Legal Lexicon of the Israeli Control of the Palestinian Territory (co-authored with Hedi Viterbo and Michael Sfard and forthcoming in Cambridge University Press, 2017). The book, consisting of 26 alphabetically ordered substantive chapters (or entries) inquires into the role international law (and to some extent, domestic law) has played in shaping and sustaining this control for nearly 50 years. The presentation will introduce the book, its objectives, methodologies, cross-genre structure and main themes and will exemplify the latter by focusing on one entry: War Crimes.
PIL Lunchtime Discussion Group Series Hilary Term 2017
The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. The PIL Discussion Group hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.
The group typically meets each Thursday during Oxford terms in The Old Library, All Souls College, with lunch commencing at 12:30. The speaker will commence at 12:45 and speak for about forty minutes, allowing about twenty five minutes for questions and discussion. The meeting should conclude before 2:00.
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