Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, Volume 38 (2008)


Editors: Yoram Dinstein and Fania Domb
The Israel Yearbook on Human Rights- an annual published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University since 1971- is devoted to publishing studies by distinguished scholars in Israel and other countries on human rights in peace and war, with particular emphasis on problems relevant to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. The Yearbook also incorporates documentary materials relating to Israel and the Administered Areas which are not otherwise available in English (including summaries of judicial decisions, compilations of legislative enactments and military proclamations).


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Table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS; ARTICLES; I. INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW; Distinction and Loss of Civilian Protection in International Armed Conflicts Yoram Dinstein; Human Shields in International Humanitarian Law Michael N. Schmitt; The Use of Air Assets and Military Operations in Urban Terrain: Legal Constraints Chris De Cock; The Law of International Disaster Response: Overview and Ramifications for Military Actors David Fisher; II. THE “WAR ON TERRORISM”; The Treatment of Detainees and the “Global War on Terror”: Selected Legal Issues David Turns; Coalition Operations: A Compromise or an Accomodation Vicky McConachie; Conflicts Between UN Security Council Resolutions and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea – and Their Possible Resolution Robin R. Churchill; III. INTERNATIONAL LAW; Questioning the Legitimacy of Jus Cogens in the Global Legal Order Robert P. Barnidge, Jr.; On Absolute and Relative Universality of the Concept of Democracy Rein Müllerson; SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT; Customary International Humanitarian Law – A Response to US Comments Jean-Marie Henckaerts; JUDICIAL DECISIONS; Judgments of the Supreme Court of Israel Fania Domb; a) Administered Territories; I. H.C. 7052/03, Adalah (Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel) et al. v. Minister of the Interior; II. A.D.A. 8607/04, Fahima v. State of Israel; III. Cr.A. 6659/06, Plonim v. State of Israel; IV. H.C. 9132/07, Albasiouni Ahmed et al. v. 1) Prime Minister, 2) Minister of Defence; b) Human Rights; I. H.C. 4112/99, Adalah (Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel) et al. v. Municipalities of Tel-Aviv, Ramle, Lod, Acre, Upper Nazareth et al.; II. H.C. 5578/02, Manor v. Minister of Finance et al. 340 III. H.C. 7622/02, Zonshayin et al. v. Military Judge-Advocate General; IV. H.C. 494/03, Physicians for Human Rights et al. v. Minister of Finance et al. ; V. H.C. 2383/04, Milo v. Minister of Defence et al.; VI. H.C. 5211/04, Vanunu et al. v. a) Commanding Officer of the Rear District, b) Minister of the Interior.