The judicial arm of the occupation: the Israeli military courts in the occupied territories

Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation more than 200,000 cases involving Palestinian civilians were held before military courts. This article aims to examine the preliminary issue of territorial jurisdiction. Through the analysis, a process of judicial domination is revealed. It is a domination that facilitates extensive control of the military authorities over the Palestinian civilian population through its judicial arm.

About the author

Sharon Weill
Lecturer in international law applicable during armed conflicts at Sciences Po, Paris, and the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action

Sharon Weill is a lecturer in international law applicable during armed conflicts at Sciences Po, Paris, and the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, a joint centre of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. She holds a PhD from the University of Geneva (2012). She is currently a visiting scholar at the Centre for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley where she conducts her research on military justice (2015–2016) with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation. She can be reached at: sharon.weill@graduateinstitute.ch.

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