Applications of the Principles of International Humanitarian Law to the Current Israel/Gaza Conflict

This panel examines the application of international humanitarian law (IHL) principles to the current conflict in Israel/Gaza. Expert panelists from academia and international NGOs will discuss a few core issues, including the classification of the conflict (whether it is an international or non-international armed conflict), obligations concerning the treatment of hostages or prisoners of war, requirements for protection of civilians (including evacuations and responsibilities to supply food and water), and other relevant issues relating to the application of humanitarian law principles. We aim to facilitate a calm and respectful consideration of different views on current heated debates.


  • Omar Dajani, Global Center for Business and Development
  • Christian Jorgensen, American Red Cross
  • Shiri Krebs, Deakins University
  • Mary Ann McGrail (moderator), Law Office of M.A. McGrail
  • Ido Rosenzweig, Haifa University
  • Oman Shakir, Human Rights Watch

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.