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The Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ), Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) is pleased to announce a ‘Festival of International Law’ in October.
This film screening is one of three Festival of International Law events relating to the role of international law in the relationship between Israel and Palestine.
Events related to exploring new research directions in international criminal law are also part of this Festival.
Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 war, the military has imposed thousands of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli “settlers” to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the entire world. The men entrusted with creating this new legal framework were the members of Israel’s military legal corps.
The Law in These Parts explores this unprecedented and little-known story through testimonies of the military legal professionals. The film attempts to ask some crucial questions that are often skirted or avoided: Can such an occupation be achieved within a legal framework that includes genuine adherence to the principles of rule-of-law? Should it? What are the costs that a society engaged in such a long term exercise must bear? And what are the implications of the very effort to make a documentary film about such a system?
This event is supported by an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship (FL 100100176).