Midi de la Méditerranée : EU-Israel relations : Promoting and Ensuring Respect for International Law

APRODEV, The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the MEDEA Institute and the European Movement Belgium are pleased to invite you to a
public presentation of the new APRODEV-EMHRN report

Promoting and Ensuring Respect for International Law

– Midi de la Méditerranée –

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 12.30 to 2 pm

Since the 1980s, the EU’s diplomatic declarations have highlighted how respect for international law is a crucial component of the resolution of the conflict. However, its policy towards the conflict has been characterised by a growing gap between its legal commitments and vision of a peaceful Middle East – based on respect for international law and a two-State solution-, and the implementation of its policies on the ground through its bilateral relations with Israel and the PA.

The current deadlock in the Middle East Peace Process, along with the revision of the European Neighbourhood Policy in the wake of the Arab Revolutions, offers an opportunity to the EU to revise its policy vis-à-vis the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and mainstream international law in its relations with both parties. In their report, APRODEV and the EMHRN have analysed the different avenues for the EU to promote Israel’s compliance with its obligations as an occupying power, and to ensure that its contractual relations with Israel are in full compliance with its own obligations under international law.

The panel will be composed of:
Dr. Agnès Bertrand-Sanz, Middle East Policy Officer at APRODEV and main researcher of the report;
Ms Anu Luski, Human Rights Attorney, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI –Israeli NGO);
Ms Maysa Zorob, Al-Haq representative in Europe (Palestinian NGO) and member of the Executive Committee of the EMHRN.

When ? Tuesday 14 February, from 12.30 to 2 pm.
Where ? European Movement Belgium, Avenue d’Auderghem 63, 1040 Brussels
Attendance is free of charge (Sandwiches and drinks will be offered)
Language : English ; Q/A in English and French
Please register to MEDEA Institute before Friday February 10, 2012:
– by phone: 02/231 13 00 or by fax: 02/231 06 46
– by email: medea@medea.be