Law of War Conference: Nitsana Darshan Leitner

Law of War Conference: Nitsana Darshan Leitner

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The two-day conference is devoted to the Laws of War and the contemporary battlefield. Many distinguished academics, policy makers and military leaders will address topics including Human Shields, Proportionality, Targeted Killings and the International Criminal Court.

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, founder and president of Shurat HaDin, opens the conference.

Towards a New Law of War aims to redefine Law of War as it applies to the contemporary battlefield. Democratic armies must be able to fight back, survive and protect their populations.

International law must reflect the tactics of the terror groups. If the enemy determines not to follow those rules, that is its choice, but it cannot then go pleading to the ICC that it is the victim of war crimes when it is actually the perpetrator. Shurat HaDin is at the forefront of fighting terrorism and safeguarding Jewish rights worldwide. We are dedicated to the protection of the State of Israel. From defending against lawfare suits fighting academic and economic boycotts and challenging those who seek to delegitimize the Jewish State, Shurat HaDin is utilizing court systems around the world to go on the legal offensive against Israel’s enemies.

Based in Tel Aviv, and directed by Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Shurat HaDin works with Western intelligence agencies, law enforcement branches and a network of volunteer lawyers across the globe to file legal actions on behalf of world Jewry.

Blocking the Path of Terror Funding

Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center’s lawsuits have sent shockwaves through the entire network of terror funding. Merely one decade ago, terror money flowed freely throughout Western financial institutions and into the hands of terrorists; today the fear of court-ordered seizures resulting from civil suits has caused drastic changes:

Assisted in achieving a 60% reduction in terror activity in the Gaza Strip after we stopped international wire transfers to Palestinian terror zones, driving Hamas and other extremist groups to resort to smuggling funds through tunnels.

Forced banks to sever business ties with terror-financing entities and to thoroughly investigate current account holders by filing unprecedented lawsuits against them.

Assisted in obstructing Iran’s access to hard currency used to support Palestinian terrorist groups.

Strategic Offensive Planning: “Lawfare”

Shurat HaDin is leading the fight against those calling for boycotts and sanctions against the Jewish state, and those engaged in the perilous international campaign to delegitimize the Jewish State and challenge its right to exist:

Successfully blocking a hostile flotilla intent on breaching the Israeli coastal blockade of Gaza by warning maritime insurance carriers and a satellite communication company that providing services to the flotilla could subject them to legal liability for aiding terrorists.

Seeking to remove the tax exempt status of organizations that promote boycotts, thereby using the legal system to counter boycotts against Israeli companies and academics.

Filing amicus curiae petitions in Israel’s High Court of Justice on behalf of the IDF and intelligence branches.

Protecting IDF soldiers from war crime indictments by compelling a Spanish court to close a war crimes probe by preparing a similar indictment against a senior Spanish official.

Filing war crimes complaints at the International Criminal Court against Mahmoud Abbas, Khaled Mashaal, and against Turkey on behalf of Cypriots.