Legal Experts Say International Law Will Adjust to War Against Terrorism

[Jerusalem Post] Dan Izenberg - Speakers at a conference on international law and terrorism last week in Jerusalem said Israel must continue to abide by international law and that the law will eventually adjust itself according to real-world experiences. At the conference on "Hamas, the Gaza War, and Accountability under International Law," Tel Aviv University law Prof. Yoram Dinstein noted that the terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda in the U.S. on 9/11 paved the way for broad international acceptance of a convention prohibiting the financing of terrorist organizations and a covenant determining that suspected terrorists can be extradited. Columbia Law School professor George Fletcher stressed that the first principle of international law was the right of every independent state to self-defense and to repel attacks against its territory. The conference was convened by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs with support from the Legacy Heritage Fund and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

2009-06-24 06:00:00

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