MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT 2006
JURIST legal news archive...




The US Says Landmines are Horrific?So Why Won't It Ban Them?
April 19, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch discusses the US use of land mines and the possibility of the US joining the Mine Ban Treaty... Since antipersonnel landmines were banned by a majority of nations 15 years ago via an international treaty, their use even by those outside the....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Israel to prevent settlement of West Bank building
April 16, 2014
An independent UN human rights expert on Tuesday urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over a building in the West Bank city of Hebron. The Al-Rajabi House is a four-story building capable of housing 40 families, and is strategically located between the illegal Israel settlement of Kiryat Arb....... [more]

Lebanon parliament passes domestic violence law
April 2, 2014
Lebanon's parliament passed a law on Tuesday criminalizing domestic violence. The new law comes after a long campaign by woman's rights groups triggered by the death of multiple woman allegedly from abuse by their husbands. Such domestic violence sparked large-scale protests through the streets of t....... [more]

Israel ex-PM convicted of bribery charges
March 31, 2014
Israel's Tel Aviv District Court on Monday convicted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert of accepting bribes relating to the construction of a luxury apartment complex called the Holyland towers. As Jerusalem's mayor from 1993 to 2003, Olmert, along with other city officials, allegedly accepte....... [more]

UN rights expert calls on ICJ to assess legality of Israel occupation of Palestine
March 24, 2014
Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, on Friday called on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to assess the legal status of Israel's prolonged occupation of Palestine. Falk accuses Israel of engaging in colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing and argues that....... [more]

Israel parliament approves conscription law reform
March 12, 2014
The Israeli Knesset on Wednesday approved a bill that would draft previously exempt individuals, including ultra-Orthodox men, into the military. Security Service Bill (amendment No. 19), 2014, also known as the Enlistment Bill and the Equal Service Bill, was approved in its third reading by a vote....... [more]

Israel urged to investigate use of excessive military force
February 27, 2014
Israeli soldiers have used excessive force in the West Bank since 2011, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report Thursday. AI's investigation was specifically focused on the evidence of the unlawful shootings of 22 Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers. The shootings arose from the Palestinia....... [more]

Israel court to rule on anti-boycott law
February 17, 2014
Israeli rights groups on Sunday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the 2011 law that prevents Israelis from calling for a boycott of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, claiming that it violates the right to free speech. Although there is no precedent for it as of yet, the law makes a boycott call....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal opens Hariri assassination trial
January 16, 2014
The trial of four Hezbollah members accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in 2005 began Thursday before the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) .The trial is being held in absentia as the four accused men, Salim Jam....... [more]

Former Israel PM Ariel Sharon is dead at age 85
January 12, 2014
Former Israeli Prime Minister and military leader, Ariel Sharon, was pronounced dead on Saturday at the age of 85. Sharon suffered a major stroke in January of 2006, which placed him in a coma for the remainder of his life and resulted in a declaration of official incapacitation while he was servin....... [more]

HRW: Israel is effectively detaining Africa asylum-seekers
December 18, 2013
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report Wednesday claiming that Israel's new detention facility violates an order of the Supreme Court of Israel, which ruled in September that the detention of undocumented immigrants for up to three years without trial was unconstitutional. In response, the Isra....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Israel and Proportionality [CFR]

    Israel/Lebanon [Amnesty International]

    Middle East [UN]

    Common Article 3 [Geneva Conventions]

    Article 51 [UN Charter]

    Resolution 1559 [UN SC]

    UNIFIL

    Fourth Geneva Convention

    Protection of Civilians [UN OCHA]

    International Humanitarian Law [ICRC]

    Israel Prime Minister

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    Embassy of Israel [Washington]

    Lebanon Govt. Higher Relief Council

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    Hezbollah [CFR]

    Hezbollah [Aljazeera]

    Hezbollah [GlobalSecurity.org]

    Lebanon Emergency [UN OCHA]

    Kol Israel [international broadcaster]

    Israel Newspapers [WorldPress.org]

    Lebanon Newspapers [WorldPress.org]

    Al Manar-TV [Hezbollah]