Conference: International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Exceptionalism and Responsibility
When: Friday March 31st, – Saturday April 1st, – Sunday April 2nd.
Where: Various venues, Cork City
How do I register: Register here Note: Registration is mandatory
How much does it cost: Standard registration: €110 / Student registration (with valid student ID card): €45
Where is the Programme: Click here to read it.
For more information: See the conference website or Like the Facebook Page
This conference will be the first of its kind and constitutes a ground-breaking historical event on the road towards justice and enduring peace in historic Palestine. It is unique because, while most attention today is directed at Israel’s actions in the 1967 Occupied Territories, the conference seeks to expand the debate surrounding the nature of the State of Israel and the legal and political reality within it.
The conference will raise questions that link the suffering in historic Palestine to the manner of Israel’s foundation and its nature. It aims to generate a debate on legitimacy, exceptionalism and responsibility under international law as provoked by the nature of the Israeli state. It will also examine how international law could be deployed, expanded, and even re-imagined, in order to achieve peace and reconciliation based on justice.
The conference is endorsed by a number of high-profile individuals: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, The Rt. Hon. Clare Short, John Pilger, Michael Mansfield QC, Ken Loach.