Elena Chachko

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Elena Chachko is an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School and a researcher at the Amnon Lipkin-Shahak National Security and Democracy program at the Israel Democracy Institute. She previously completed the LLM program at Harvard Law as a Fulbright scholar. Before coming to Harvard, she clerked for Chief Justice Asher D. Grunis on the Supreme Court of Israel, and worked on national security issues at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds an LL.B in Law and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she served as editor in chief of the Hebrew University Law Review. All views expressed here are her own.

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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.