Elena Chachko

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Elena Chachko is an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School, an International Security Program Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, and a graduate student associate at the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She is also a researcher at the Amnon Lipkin-Shahak National Security and Democracy program at the Israel Democracy Institute. Elena previously clerked for Chief Justice Asher Grunis on the Supreme Court of Israel, and worked at the Israeli Foreign Ministry as well as the United Nations Office of Counterterrorism. She earned an LL.B in Law and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and completed the LLM program at Harvard Law School as a Fulbright scholar.

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The Supreme Court of Israel Dismisses a Petition Against Gaza Rules of Engagement

 In dismissing a petition against the rules of engagement governing use of force by the Israeli security forces in the violent clashes in Gaza, the court asserted a controversial interpretation of what international law requires of the Israeli security forces.