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Military Justice? Palestinians in Israeli Courts

Start/End Monday, December 03, 2012 03:00 PM EST -- 05:30 PM EST
Location Name 74 Morningside Drive (Enter through East Campus dormitory)

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How do courts render justice for Palestinians as residents of the Occupied Territories and as citizens of the State of Israel? We will examine litigation before both military jurisdictions in the West Bank and before the Israeli civil courts, including the High Court of Justice.


  • Lisa Hajjar, Associate Professor of Sociology, U.C. Santa Barbara, author of Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza (California, 2005)
  • Yael Berda, Ph. D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, Princeton University; author of The Bureaucracy of the Occupation: The Permit Regime in the West Bank (Tel Aviv, 2012)
  • Hedi Viterbo, Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School; PhD in Law, London School of Economics (The Legal Construction of Childhood in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict); LLM (Tel Aviv)
  • Katherine Franke, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law
  • Darryl Li, Postdoctoral Fellow, Committee on Global Thought (JD, Yale) (Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard)

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