Author: Dr Simon McKenzie, Research Fellow, Law and the Future of War research group, University of Queensland Law School

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Time: 4-5pm, Tuesday 11 August

Venue: This launch will be held virtually on Zoom. Register for the event using the link below. 

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About the event

The book will be launched by Prof. Tim McCormack, Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania and Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

It has been over 50 years since the beginning of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. It is estimated that there are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and they are supported, protected, and maintained by the Israeli state. This book discusses whether international criminal law could apply to those responsible for allowing and promoting this growth, and examines what this application reveals about the operation of international criminal law.

About the speakers

Simon McKenzie is a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland School of Law. Simon's current research focuses on the legal challenges connected with the defence and security applications of science and technology, with a particular focus on the impact of autonomous systems. His broader research and teaching interests include the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, and domestic criminal law.

Tim McCormack is Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania. He is also Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, honorary Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School, inaugural DFAT Visiting Legal Fellow (appointed jointly with Assoc Prof Anthea Roberts from ANU), New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow and a Director of World Vision Australia. Tim was also appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2010.

Tim graduated from the University of Tasmania with honours in Law in 1982 and completed his PhD in international law at Monash University in 1990. He was the inaugural Australian recipient of the Golda Meir Postdoctoral Fellowship to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and developed a global reputation for his expertise in international humanitarian law and in international criminal law during 28 years at Melbourne Law School.


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