Upcoming Film Screening: The Law in These Parts

The Portland Chapter of the NLG and the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society will host a screening of the Law in These Parts

Thursday, February 28, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Portland Building
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR

This event has been approved for 2 CLE credits.
Light snacks will be provided.
No RSVP required, a small donation is encouraged.

The Law in These Parts explores the legal system during Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Featuring interviews with Israeli judges and lawyers, the film is a rigorous and challenging case study of one of the most enduring and controversial conflicts of our time. The New York Times noted that “[b]y keeping its focus admirably tight . . . ‘The Law in These Parts’ presents a devastating case against the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Investigating the legal system in the occupied territories, the film is fundamentally an inquiry into Justice. It makes a forceful argument: Justice and the occupation are incompatible.” The screening will last approximately ninety minutes and will be followed by a discussion.

Persons applying for CLE credit for the event should read
Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to the Occupied Palestinian Territory before the screening.

Additional background materials include:
John Quigley, The Case for Palestine: An International Law Perspective (Duke University Press: 2005)

David Kretzmer, The Occupation of Justice, The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories (SUNY Press: 2002)

Book review of Kretzmer book: Michael Sfard, The Human Rights Lawyer’s Existential Dilemma, 38 Israel Law Review No. 3, 154-169 (2005)

Papers from a 2012 conference at Hastings Law School on “Litigating Palestine,” 35 Hastings International and Comparative Law Review No. 1 (2012)


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