Three HU Law students - Tamar Drori, Shira Gushpantz and Dorothea Von Gablenz (a German exchange student) - represented the Faculty in an international conference held in Washington DC between 12-13 April 2017 under the auspices of UN Women.
The conference, which focused on issues of Gender, Law and Constitution, included students from 11 law faculties around the world. It comprised of student presentations dealing with the constitutional response to challenges confronting women in conflict situations. Tamar presented her work on differences in treatment of men and women relating to military service in the IDF, Shira presented her research on the lack of awareness by the Israeli legislature of the residual costs incurred by women whose spouses are called up for reserve duty and Dorothea presented her work on gaps in eligibility to refugee status on the basis of political and sexual persecution.
The preparations for the conference were supervised by Prof. Tomer Broude and Prof, Yuval Shany, and the trip itself was made possible with the support of the Minerva Center for Human Rights, the Davis Institute for International Relations and the Bruce W Wayne Chair in International Law.