Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, announced that there is a basis for an investigation of possible war crimes by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza.
International Law expert Attn. Yael Vias Gvirsman will discuss the development, its legal relevance and possible implications.
Attn. Yael Vias Gvirsman is the Founder and Director of the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law (ICHL) Clinic at Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya and co-founder of ALMA (Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law). Vias Gvirsman specializes in international criminal law, International human rights law and international humanitarian law. She is writing her PhD on the role of the ICC as a form of intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. As an attorney she practiced law as a Prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office (International Affairs Department), at Defence in multiple international criminal courts and tribunals, namely the ICTY (former Yugoslavia), the ICTR (Rwanda), the SCSL (Sierra Leone) and most importantly the ICC where she has hands-on experience as a litigator, contributing either as an independent attorney or via the ICHL Clinic. Today, Vias Gvirsman also focuses on the representation of victims of international crimes, namely victims who are also asylum seekers- twice a vulnerable population.