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Israel’s Crimes in the Gaza Strip under International Law
Extraordinary Session, Brussels, 24-25 Sept 2014
24 – Albert Hall 9 Avenue Eudore Pirmez, 1040 Brussels
Jury: Ahdaf Soueif, Vandana Shiva, Christiane Hessel, Michael Mansfield, John Dugard, Richard Falk, Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Ronnie Kasrils, Radhia Nasraoui, Miguel Angel Estrella and Roger Waters.
8.30: Doors open
9.30am: Opening of session by Pierre Galand
9.45am: John Dugard on the legal rules governing the conflict.
10.20am: Paul Behrens on the requirements for Genocide.
10.50am: Desmond Travers on the munitions used during Operation Protective Edge
11. 20 : BREAK
11.35am: David Sheen on incitement for Genocide in Israel’s public discourse.
12noon: Eran Efrati on the Salem Shamaly case. Shooting of a Palestinian by IDF sniper.
12.20: Mohammed Omer on extra-judicial executions (case of Mohammed Tawfiq Qudeh)
14.00: Mads Gilbert on targeting of Health facilities.
14.20: Mohammed Abou Arab on targeting of Health workers.
14.40: Paul Mason on targeting of UN schools and experience of reporting in Gaza
15.20: Martin Lejeune on targeting of industrial zones and factories.
15.40: Ashraf Mashharawi on destruction of civilian infrastructure including governmental power/sewage.
16.00: Raji Sourani on targeting of civilians.
16:30: Ivan Karakashian on use of Human shields focusing on children
16:50: Max Blumenthal on War Crimes
17:15: Agnes Bertrand on Third party state complicity.
17:40: Michael Deas on Ways forward
17:55: Closing speeches