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The 2016 Institute for Law and Policy at The Hebrew University Faculty of Law

08-02-2016

Exploring “Legal Aspects of the Middle East Conflict” and Focusing on International Law, Human Rights and the International Criminal Court  

Prof. Yuval Shany, Dean of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem, and Richard D. Heideman, Chairman of the Institute for Law and Policy, are pleased to announce the 2016 Institute Summer Program “Legal Aspects for the Middle East Conflict,” focusing on International Law, Human Rights, the International Criminal Court and Global Technology Law.

Originally created in 1970, The Institute for Law and Policy at the Hebrew University was re-established three years ago by Dean Shany and Heideman, in keeping with their common commitment to provide a high-level academic exposure for law and public policy students from multiple countries to the complexities of legal issues inherent in ongoing Middle East conflicts. 

Since then, more than forty students from 10 countries including Armenia, United States, Canada, Norway, Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Singapore and Israel have gleaned instrumental knowledge and experience provided by the expert lecturers and educators of the Institute.

Opening on June 27, 2016, the 3-week program will provide in-depth analysis of Israel's most important and exciting law and policy challenges, in fields such as the Middle East conflicts, human rights, economic globalization, and law and technology.

Applications are now being accepted on the Institute website at http://instituteforlawandpolicy.com/

The Institute is pleased to announce that Prof. Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, will be lecturing this year in a special course focusing on the Role of the International Criminal Court and Other International Institutions in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  Lecturers previously appearing at the Institute include noted Human Rights advocate Prof. Irwin Cotler, now head of the Raoul Wallenberg Center in Canada, and Prof. Robbie Sabel, noted international law scholar at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law.

At a time when Israel plays center-stage in controversies related to these issues, participants will not only engage in

important analysis and debate, but will also experience the multicultural and multi-dimensional reality of the Jewish State.

Prof. Yuval Shany, Dean of the Faculty of Law at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, emphasized the value of the learning environment: "Jerusalem, with its rich history, religious diversity and political centrality, is one of the most exciting places in the world to study international law, conflict resolution and human rights. Our Summer Institute offers oversea participants a rich introduction to the issues confronting us here in Israel in the top-notch and pluralistic academic environment of Hebrew University." 

Richard D. Heideman, Senior Counsel of the Washington, DC global law firm Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC which focuses on protecting the rights of victims of terror, is the Co-Founder and Chairman of The Israel Forever Foundation and was the impetus behind the re-establishment of the Institute drawn from his experience as a student at the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University in the summers of 1970-72. 

Heideman said in Washington, DC: "We believe the Institute for Law and Policy will have a lasting impact on influential legal and public policy minds of the future. Not only will participants again this year undergo a unique study program in a prominent academic setting, they will also return to their home countries with a greater understanding of Israeli society and the many issues and challenges facing the State of Israel in the context of the multiple ongoing Middle East conflicts."

The annual Institute for Law and Policy is an engaging summer program for international lawyers, law and public policy students at the Faculty of Law, co-sponsored by The Israel Forever Foundation, Heideman Nudelman & Kalik PC, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, Jewish Federations of North America, StandWithUs and The Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School.  The Institute program is supported by the American Bar Association Section of International Law. 

Students and lawyers attending the program may be eligible to receive course and/or CLE credit.

In an effort to deepen their understanding of Israel, participants will also enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities including trips around the country, an exclusive program with members of the Israeli parliament, a special event focusing on media representations and distortions of Israel, and complementary content to the academic program that will enable the participants to explore their personal connection to Israel.

An information flyer for the 2016 Summer Institute can be found at http://bit.ly/ilp2016. A promotional video for the inaugural 2014 Summer Institute can be seen at https://youtu.be/WM_t5i0Dv9E

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