THE LAWBUILD LEGACY
Building law knowhow by David Lewis
Commentators have alleged that Israel’s interception of the Free Gaza flotilla on 31 May 2010 was illegal.
For example Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, is reported to have said: "The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla violated...
At some unremembered moment in my late twenties I became a contrarian. I adopted the assumption that a majority is invariably wrong where it holds strong and stridently expressed opinions.
My instincts and political views were reinforced when I watched Question Time on television some time...
This article is one of David Lewis's occasional ventures into international law. He cites the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949) as the chief reason why some commentators consider Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) to be illegal. He goes on to explain why the...