"Democracies, International Law and the Parameters of Confronting Terrorism: An Israeli Perspective"
Date: Friday October 31, 2014
Time: 8:00-9:00 AM
Location: Lord Elgin Hotel
Light breakfast will be served but space is limited, so with apologies for the short notice, please RSVP by end of day Tuesday, October 28th, to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Council on International Law has the pleasure of inviting you to a talk by Mr. Ehud Keinan, the Legal Adviser of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He will discuss the challenges faced by Israel in the context of asymmetric warfare and terrorism.
Ehud Keinan is Deputy Director General and the Legal Adviser of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In the course of previous roles in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Keinan has served as Principal Deputy Legal Adviser, also in charge of regional cooperation and economic and water related regional projects, and as Director of the Diplomatic and Civil Law Department. Mr. Keinan has also served as a diplomat in Israel's Embassies in Caracas, Venezuela, and in Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic.
Mr. Keinan has represented Israel in numerous bilateral and multilateral negotiations, and served, inter alia, as the head of the Legal Support Unit of the Annapolis Process Negotiations with the Palestinians, as a member of Israeli delegation to Camp David Summit, and as a member of the legal team of the Israeli delegation to the negotiations with the Palestinians (Interim Agreement). He has also served as Principal Legal Counselor to the Israeli negotiations with the Holy See.
Mr. Keinan represented Israel at the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, and at the Council of Europe's Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law. He has also served as member of the legal team preparing Israel's case to the ICJ concerning the Security Fence.
In addition, Mr. Keinan served as a member of the Inter-ministerial and academic working group drafting the new State Immunity Law of Israel and as a member of the legal team preparing Israel's 'Disengagement Plan' from Gaza.