Dr. Valentina Azarova
'Israel's Occupation at 50: Reflections on a Palestinian Doctrine of International Law'
Lecture summary: June 2017 puts Israel's military occupation of the Palestinian territory of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including East Jerusalem, at 50. From this vantage point, this lecture will cover a set of selected vignettes intended to offer a reflexive analysis of Palestinian practice and posture towards international law. It will observe how Palestinian appeals to international legality and engagement with international law both reveal and interrogate the coordinates of what we know and perceive as international law and legal process at-work. The experience of international law through Israel's particular legal practice and Palestine's distinct position on its periphery offers a consequentialist account of the function of law in international society.
Dr Valentina Azarova, who recently joined the CGPL as a Post Doctoral Fellow, has spent close to a decade working on Palestine as an international lawyer and international law researcher. During these years she worked for a range of Palestinian and international non-governmental organisations engaged in litigation, advocacy, and lobbying; lectured in international law at Palestinian universities; and undertook independent research on Palestine and international law. See an extended biography here.
Speaker: Dr. Valentina Azarova, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CGPL (KUREMER)
Date: Thursday, 27 April 2017
Time: 5:30pm, please come 5 minutes ahead
Venue: SOS B08, Social Sciences Building, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Campus, Sariyer, Istanbul