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Speaker(s): Professor Michael Lynk, Dr Valentina Azarova, Dr Federica Bicchi, Dr Victor Kattan, Hugh Lovatt
Chair: Professor Toby Dodge

Recorded on 15 June 2017 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents us with a paradox. While it has generated notable developments in international law, it seems to be unaffected by international law.

Closing this apparent gap requires an examination of what international law stands for in the current situation, when Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territories shows every sign of permanence. What has UN Security Council Resolution 2334 added to the debate? How should we assess the lawfulness of Israeli practices in the occupied territories? Has Israel’s prolonged occupation become illegal? And what does this mean for Palestinian rights and third state responsibilities? This lecture, followed by the discussants’ comments and Q&A, will be the opportunity to analyse concepts and issues from an academic perspective.

Michael Lynk is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University, in London, Ontario.

Valentina Azarova (@ValentinaAzarov) is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Global Public Law, Koç University, Istanbul.

Federica Bicchi is Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE.

Victor Kattan (@VictorKattan) is Senior Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute and an Associate Fellow at the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore.

Hugh Lovatt (@h_lovatt), Policy Fellow and Israel/Palestine Project Coordinator for ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa Programme.

Toby Dodge (@ProfTobyDodge) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Middle East Centre at LSE.

The Department of International Relations (@LSEIRDept) is now in its 89th year, making it one of the oldest, and largest in the world.

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