Upcoming seminars on the situation in Palestine and Israel

With the continued escalation of violence in Gaza and the denial of essential supplies of food, water, fuel and other basic necessities, the humanitarian situation in Gaza becomes more critical by the day.

On 26 October, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the situation in Gaza, calling for an “immediate, durable and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities.”

The resolution also demanded that all parties “immediately and fully comply” with obligations under international humanitarian and human rights laws, “particularly in regard to the protection of civilians and civilian objects.” It also urged the protection of humanitarian personnel, facilities and assets, and to enable humanitarian access for essential supplies and services to reach all civilians in need in Gaza.

Join these upcoming seminars to discuss the imperative of a humanitarian ceasefire and what the conflict might mean for the future of Palestine and Israel. 

The Imperative of a Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza – 2 November (online)

A webinar hosted by the Kroc Institute and the Peace Research Institute Oslo on Thursday 2 November from 17:30–19:00 UTC+01, via Zoom. Find out more and register here.

The webinar will focus on the urgent humanitarian need for a ceasefire and the challenging operational implications of establishing a cessation of hostilities.

The Future of Israel and Palestine – 13 November (Bergen)

A seminar hosted by Bergen Global (the Chr. Michelsen Institute and University of Bergen) on Monday 13 November from 12:15-13:15 UTC+1, in-person at Bergen Global. Find out more here.

This seminar with discuss what does the war and the new atrocities mean for the future of Israel and Palestine? Which rules of international law are relevant in the conflict and how are they upheld? What kind of legal framework, if any, must be in place before a political solution can be negotiated?