Submitted to the UN International Commission of Inquiry on February 11, 2015, this document details the role of lawyers within the Israeli Defense Forces in implementing and enforcing International Humanitarian Law within the IDF.
The UN International Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict was established by the UN Human Rights Council in order "to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, in the context of the military operations conducted since 13 June 2014, whether before, during or after."
On February 11, 2015, IDI Research Fellow Prof. Amichai Cohen submitted a legal brief to the Commission at its request. This submission details the role of lawyers, especially the Military Advocate General Corps (MAG Corps) within the IDF in implementing and enforcing International Humanitarian Law (IHL) within the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The document examines the role of the MAG Corps before and during the military operations, as well as in investigating suspicions of violations.