The Coronavirus crisis is forcing the Israeli authorities to deal with unprecedented challenges in extraordinary ways, by unusual means and under two, and possibly even three, different legal regimes (Israel, Judea & Samaria and Gaza). The discussion will be attuned to the characteristics of each system: emergency management in Israel – a modern democracy – under the rule of law; emergency management in Judea & Samaria under international law and in the context of regional sensitivities; and Gaza, which is under the control of a terrorist organisation without internationally recognised sovereignty. The holistic and unified discussion will be about the swift, uncompromised and decisive but also lawful, legitimate and effective response to the Coronavirus crisis.
The crisis will be discussed from legal, conceptual and institutional perspectives. It will proffer analyses of the main problems and requisite changes in each system in general and also special arrangements and adaptations required for successfully addressing severe public-health crises in particular.
About Dr. Dana Wolf:
Dr. Dana Wolf, is a lecturer at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya. Dr. Wolf focuses on research and teaching of public international law, in particular international humanitarian law, law of occupation and international criminal law. Dr. Wolf also focuses on research and teaching of international conflict management and resolution as well as negotiation.