Daniel Reisner

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Daniel Reisner is one of Israel's leading public international law practitioners. Between 1995 and 2004 he served as the head of the Israel Defense Forces' International Law Department. Today, Reisner heads the Public International Law, Defense and Homeland security practice at Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Israel's premier international law firm. Over the last 20 years, Reisner has also served as a senior negotiator, legal adviser and drafter in the Israeli peace negotiating teams, having worked with all Israeli Prime Ministers since the late Yitzhak Rabin.

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Reflections on the UN Commission of Inquiry Gaza Report, Part III: The Clash Between Human Rights and Law of War Specialists

In Part I of this series, I looked at the historical narrative the UN Commission on Inquiry chose to adopt with respect to the 2014 Gaza War. In Part II, I turned to the clever way in which the COI targeted its message to prosecutors from the international criminal court.

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Reflections on the UN Commission of Inquiry Gaza Report, Part I: The Historical Narrative

On Friday, July 3rd, the UN's Human Rights Council (HRC) voted to adopt a resolution which “welcomes” the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict (COI) and calls for “all duty bearers and United Nations bodies to pursue the implementation of all recommendations contained in the report.” Nearly two months have passed since the release of the original report.