|Date||13 June 2013|
|Time||17:00 - 18:30|
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on for 60 years. Israel has been occupying the West Bank, East-Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip for 45 years. It seems that this asymmetric conflict can only be resolved by interference of third parties. It is in this respect that the role of the Netherlands deserves special attention. The Netherlands attaches great importance to the promotion of the international rule of law. Moreover, it maintains close relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authorities.
Two issues will be discussed during this debate: first, what is the responsibility of third states (the Netherlands in particular) from the perspective of international law in relation to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories? And to what extent do third states live up to their international legal obligations? Second, can the Netherlands make a difference, alone or in cooperation with other states? Is posing the question pertaining to the responsibilities of third states just a matter of principles, a hypothetical endeavour, or could it really make a difference?
The panel consists of:
Please note that this SHARES Debate will take place in Dutch.
SHARES Debates are organized by SHARES in cooperation with SPUI25, an academic centre of the University of Amsterdam, which develops connections between academics, students, alumni, and a larger public outside the university.
SPUI25 holds regular lectures, debates and interviews aiming at reflecting on current events and engaging with a heterogenous audience.