International Humanitarian Law Principles – An Update on the Israel/Gaza Conflict - Ep. 5


Please join us for our 5th webinar in this Lieber Society Series on international humanitarian law. This panel will discuss the role and history of the International Criminal Court as well as the findings in the recently released UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry Report on Palestinian Territory, East Jerusalem and Israel. We will discuss issues of state sovereignty and sovereign immunity in the context of the ICC Chief Prosecutor's recent application for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leaders of Hamas (Yahya Sinwar), and the issuance of an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin along with the ICC and UN Independent International Commission's authorities in the context of the Geneva Conventions and customary international law and the shift in investigative responsibility and authority for enforcement of international humanitarian law away from individual states. The panelists will  address obligations for the protection of civilians during armed conflicts and decision-making authority in the chain of command. Audience questions will be invited.


  • Omar Dajani, Global Center for Business and Development, University of the Pacific
  • Shiri Krebs, Chair of Lieber Society, Professor of Law, Deakin Law School
  • Mary Ann McGrail (moderator), Executive Committee of Lieber Society, Law Office of M.A. McGrail
  • Ido Rosenzweig, Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa
  • Leila Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Director, former Special Advisor on CAH to the International Criminal Court (2013-2023)

This event is organized by the ASIL Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict and is co-sponsored by the D.C. Bar International Law Community.

Date and Location

Friday, July 26, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm