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The International Conference on Judicial Independence, Jerusalem, Israel 2007


Faculty of Law The Sacher Institute for

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legislative Research and Comparative Law


In Cooperation with The Faculty of Law University of Cambridge

International Conference : Judicial Independence in International Law


Jerusalem, June 26th-27th 2007


Conference Program- DRAFT


June 25th 2007

Arrival of guests.


June 26th 2007

9:00-15:00- Program for the guests: a tour of Jerusalem and of the Hebrew University.

16:00-17:00- Registration and gathering.


17:00-19:30- Opening Session - "Judicial Independence in International Law".

Chairman: Prof. Shimon Shetreet, Director Sacher Institute,

Opening Remarks:

Prof. Yoav Dotan.- Dean, Hebrew University Law Faculty-

Prof. David Feldman- Chairman of the Faculty Board of Law, University of Cambridge.


Prof. James R Crawford, University of Cambridge, "Judicial Independence in International Law".


Prof.. Ruth Lapidoth.- Hebrew University Law Faculty
20:00- dinner, hosted by the dean of the Hebrew University Law Faculty, Prof. Yoav Dotan.


June 27th 2007



A visit at the Supreme Court and at the Knesset:

A meeting with the chairman of the constitution committee, Prof. Menhem Ben Sasson, the Speaker of the Knesset, Mrs. Dalia Itzik, and a meeting with the deputy president of the Supreme Court, Eliezer Rivlin.

1400: Lunch

Guest of Honour : Chief Justice (Retired ) Aaron Barak Supreme Court of Israel

Introduction : Prof. Celia Fassberg

16:00-17:30- Session Two

"Judicial independence in international law: the international jurisprudence on impartial and independent tribunal".

Chairman: Prof. Moshe Hirsch, Hebrew University Law Faculty

Dr. Yuval Shany. - Hebrew University Law Faculty

Prof. Nathan Lerner- Inter Disciplinary Center Herzlia

Prof. Dr. Daniel Thurer, University of Zurich

17:30-18:00- Coffee Break

18:00-19:30- Session Three

The Role and Independence of International Judges in Special Jurisdictions

Chairman: Eliezer Rivlin - Deputy President of the Supreme Court

Prof. David Feldman, "The role and independence of international judges in national constitutional court: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina".

Comments :

Dr. Roby Sabel.- Hebrew University Law Faculty


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