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Law and Society Documentary Series # 2 - Israel: "The Law In These Parts"


May 14, 2013 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Room 280A

The legal framework of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories reveals itself in this documentary which examines what happens when measures driven by security considerations become permanent reality. Through archival footage and interviews with Israeli military judges, prosecutors and legal advisors, THE LAW IN THESE PARTS unravels an intricate system of military control, while exploring some of Israel's basic moral quandaries. Can an occupying nation act with genuine adherence to the principals of rule-of-law? And what are the implications of the very effort of documenting such a system?

Following the screening, Libby Lenkinski, incoming Field Director for Western US of the New Israel Fund (NIF), will provide comments based on the documentary.

About Libby Lenkinski:

Libbi has recently moved back to the United States after 7 years living in Tel Aviv. Libby has worked for the past 3 years as Director of International Relations at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the leading human rights organization in Israel. Prior to joining ACRI, she worked as a strategy consultant to human rights and social change organizations in Israel and Palestine. She has led audience engagement efforts for The Law in These Parts, consults +972 Magazine and Just Vision, and is a board member of Comet-ME, an NGO providing renewable energy to off-the-grid Palestinian villages in the West Bank.