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Lunch Briefings: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan 25, 23
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Lunch Briefings: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan 25, 23

Lawfare: When Law Becomes an Instrument of War
South Africa’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) case has intensified the debate over whether Israel’s military campaign in Gaza is in violation of the international laws that govern war. In a two-day public hearing on Jan. 11-12, the Israeli defense team rejected evidence brought by South Africa accusing Israel of committing genocide in Gaza. What

Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan. 11, 24
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Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan. 11, 24

International Court of Justice Process Against Israel
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), a legal body of the United Nations established in 1945 to adjudicate disputes between countries, will hear this week a case brought by South Africa against Israel alleging that its military campaign against Hamas is in violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention. This briefing will address the legal dimensions

Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec. 21, 23
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Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec. 21, 23

CIVILIANS IN WAR: SECURING THE SAFE RETURN OF HOSTAGES AND ENSURING JUST TREATMENT OF DETAINEES
It has been over two months since Hamas launched its deadly attack on Israel, taking roughly 240 hostages of whom over 130 remain in captivity. With talks resuming, what are the prospects for future release of hostages coupled with a ceasefire and the release of Palestinian prisoners? What is the role of

Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec 14, 23
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Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec 14, 23

BROADER GEOPOLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR: IRAN AND OTHER GLOBAL POWERS
Iran has denied a direct role in the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas on Israel. Yet intelligence officials say the complexity and stealth of the attacks bear the hallmarks of Iranian involvement. What role, if any, did Iran play in orchestrating the Hamas attacks? What are the implications of the Israel-Hamas conflict for the

Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel Hamas War - Dec, 6 23
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Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel Hamas War - Dec, 6 23

FIGHTING AN ENEMY WHO USES CIVILIANS AS HUMAN SHIELDS
Hamas is understood to attempt to deter Israeli attacks by locating their operations in close proximity to civilian infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools, and refugee centers. While the extent of the use of civilians as human shields on the part of Hamas may currently be under dispute, the international consensus appears to be that this is

Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Nov. 30, 23
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Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Nov. 30, 23

LEGAL COMPLEXITIES OF URBAN WARFARE: FIGHTING A SUBTERRANEAN ENEMY IN A DENSELY POPULATED ENVIRONMENT
Dense urban warfare involving sophisticated networks of tunnels and concentrated numbers of civilians above ground presents many legal and operational challenges. The goal to eliminate Hamas appears to be inextricably linked to high numbers of civilian casualties under such circumstances. How does

CERL Book Talk with Frank Figliuzzi
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CERL Book Talk with Frank Figliuzzi

In a moderated conversation with CERL's Executive Director David Joanson, the FBI's former Assistant Director of counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi discussed his book The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence.

The COVID Origins Debate: What Is at Stake for U.S. National Security?
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The COVID Origins Debate: What Is at Stake for U.S. National Security?

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According to World Health Organization estimates, COVID-19 has killed nearly seven million people worldwide and over one million people in the United States alone. In May of 2021, President Biden ordered a 90-day intelligence review to determine the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. While numerous possible origins were considered, according

Lunch Briefings: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan 25, 23
Lunch Briefings: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan 25, 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan. 11, 24
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Jan. 11, 24
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec. 21, 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec. 21, 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec 14, 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Dec 14, 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel Hamas War - Dec, 6 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel Hamas War - Dec, 6 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Nov. 30, 23
Lunch Briefing: Legal Dimensions of the Israel-Hamas War - Nov. 30, 23
CERL Book Talk with Frank Figliuzzi
CERL Book Talk with Frank Figliuzzi
The COVID Origins Debate: What Is at Stake for U.S. National Security?
The COVID Origins Debate: What Is at Stake for U.S. National Security?
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