Symposium

Proportionality in Armed Conflicts

KAS-Minerva International Conference

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Program

DAY 1

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Location: Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem

15:00-15:30

Opening Reception

15:30-16:00

Greetings

Chair:Dr. Tomer Broude (Academic Director, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Speakers:

  • Mr. Juan-Pedro Schaerer (Head of Delegation, International Committee of the Red Cross, Israel and the Occupied Territories)
  • Dr. Lars Hänsel (Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Israel)

  • Prof. Barak Medina (Dean, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

16:00-17:45

Session I: The Principle of Proportionality and the Just War Theory

Chair:Dr. Re'em Segev (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Speakers:

  • Prof. Ariel Colonomos (CNRS - National Center for Scientific Research; CERI - Sciences Po, Paris)

  • Prof. Ruth Gavison (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • Prof. Moshe Halbertal (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • Mr. Charles Shamas (Mattin Group, Ramallah)

18:15-20:00

Session II: Proportionality as a Legal Limit on Resorting to Force

Chair:Dr. Cordula Droege (International Committee of the Red Cross)

Speakers:

  • Reflections on Necessity, Proportionality and the Clausewitzian War

    Mr. Rotem Giladi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan)

  • The Inherent Right to Self-Defence and Proportionality in Jus Ad Bellum

    Prof. David Kretzmer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Academic Center of Law and Business)

  • Proportionality under Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello: Common Features, Differences and Interconnections

    Dr. Raphaël van Steenberghe (University of Louvain)

DAY 2

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Location: Beit Maiersdorf, Mt. Scopus Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

09:30-11:15

Session III: Proportionality and Rationality

Chair:Mr. Charles Shamas (Mattin Group, Ramallah)

Speakers:

  • An Economic Critique of IHL Proportionality

    Prof. Avi Bell (Bar-Ilan University; University of San Diego)

  • Behavioral Framing Effects and Proportionality in IHL

    Dr. Tomer Broude (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • Cognitive Biases in Proportionality Assessments

    Ms. Ashley Deeks (Columbia University)

11:45-13:30

Session IV: The Doctrine of Proportionality: Law as Is, and as Should Be

Chair:Dr. Iris Canor (College of Management Academic Studies)

Speakers:

  • Interpreting Proportionality Doctrine Through the Lens of International Custom

    Prof. Aaron Fellmeth (Arizona State University)

  • Assessing Proportionality on the Modern Battlefield

    Dr. Robin Geiss (International Committee of the Red Cross)

  • Fighting without Proportionality

    Mr. Guy Sela (Doctoral Candidate, Oxford University)

15:00-16:00

Session V: Special Challenges in Applying the Proportionality Principle

Chair:Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Speakers:

  • Beyond the Battlefield? Proportionality and the Boundaries of IHL

    Dr. Cordula Droege (International Committee of the Red Cross)

  • The Necessity and Proportionality of Anti-Terrorist Self-Defense

    Prof. Christian Tams (University of Glasgow; University of Kiel)

  • Do Soldiers Lives Matter? A View from Proportionality

    Mr. Ruvi Ziegler (Doctoral Candidate, Oxford University)

    Mr. Shai Otzari (Doctoral Candidate, Haifa University)

16:30-18:00

Session VI: The Outer Limits of the Proportionality Discourse

Chair:Prof. Yuval Shany (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Speakers:

  • Applicability of the Principle of Proportionality in the Law Regulating the Conduct of Hostilities: To “Attack” Or Not To “Attack”... What’s in A Name?

    Mr. Bruno Demeyere (Doctoral Candidate, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

  • Things that Look like Proportionality Questions but Really Aren't

    Prof. Francoise Hampson (University of Essex)

  • Section IX of the ICRC Interpretive Guidance on Direct Participation in Hostilities: The End of Jus in Bello Proportionality as We Know It

    Dr. Jann Kleffner (Swedish National Defence College)

DAY 3

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Location: Beit Maiersdorf, Mt. Scopus Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

09:30-11:00

Session VII: Judicial and Quasi-judicial Applications of the Proportionality Principle

Chair:Prof. Francoise Hampson (University of Essex)

Speakers:

  • Dealing with the Principle of Proportionality in Retrospect: Use of the Principle of Proportionality before International Courts and Tribunals

    Mr. Rogier Bartels (Netherlands Defence Academy; Doctoral Candidate, University of Amsterdam)

  • Criminal Investigations of Disproportionality

    Dr. Amichai Cohen (Ono Academic College)

  • Do Outcomes Matter? A Process-Based Approach to Proportionality Analysis

    Prof. Yuval Shany (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

11:30-13:00

Session VIII: Social Contexts of Proportionality Analysis

Chair:Dr. Yael Ronen (Sha'arei Mishpat College)

Speakers:

  • A New Twist on an Old Story: Lawfare and the Mixing of Proportionalities

    Prof. Laurie Blank (Emory University)

  • The Israeli Supreme Court and the de-Contextualization of the Principle of Proportionality

    Dr. Guy Harpaz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

  • A Sociology of Proportionality: Why Non-Legal Restraints on Excessive Force in War are More Important than Legal Restraints

    Prof. Mark Osiel (University of Iowa)

14:30-16:00

Session IX: A View from the Field

Chair: Adv. Eitan Diamond (International Committee of the Red Cross)

Speakers:

  • Col. Liron Libman (Head of International Law Department, Military Advocate General's Office, Israel Defence Forces)

  • Ms. Jessica Montell (Executive Director, B’Tselem - Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories)

  • Cpt. Jason Wright (Judge Advocate, U.S. Army)

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Conference discussions will be in English

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Venue

Konrad Adenauer Conference Center and Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Contact

Dr. Lars Hänsel

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Head of the Department Europe and North America

Lars.Haensel@kas.de +49 30 26996-3526 +49 30 26996-53526