Protecting Human Rights in Occupied Palestine: Working Through the United Nations
Date(s) - 02/16/2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Arab Center Washington DC
A Special Keynote Conversation and Book Talk with three top experts on international law who all served as UN Special Rapporteurs on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967.
John Dugard, South African Professor of International Law, most recently at the Universities of Cambridge and Leiden; UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 (2001-2008)
Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University; Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara; UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 (2008-2014)
Michael Lynk, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University; UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 (2016-2022)
|Protecting Human Rights in Occupied Palestine: Working Through the United Nations is the first comprehensive examination of UN efforts to protect Palestinian human rights in the territories that were initially occupied by Israel more than 50 years ago, during the 1967 War. Working through the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, three top experts on international law—Richard Falk, John Dugard, and Michael Lynk—each served for six consecutive years as unpaid Special Rapporteurs with a UN mandate to report on Israeli violations of international humanitarian law and human rights standards.
|This book recounts their frustrations, their trials, their experiences, and their conclusions. It provides an authoritative go-to resource, tracing in painstaking detail, in all its aspects, one of the most onerous, longstanding and abusive human rights situations facing the United Nations. Underscoring the importance of this mandate as providing an independent witness to the evolving deleterious effects of the continuing occupation of Palestine by Israel, Protecting Human Rights in Occupied Palestine provides a documented, comprehensive record of violations by Israel and its ongoing defiance of international law and UN resolutions.
The book’s foreword is by Francesca Albanese, the current UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestine Territories Occupied since 1967.