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Accountability and human rights at 50 years of occupation
13th June 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights/Medical Aid for Palestinians/Amnesty International UK
ACCOUNTABILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS AT 50 YEARS OF OCCUPATION:
Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, in conversation with Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC, followed by a Q&A and reception.
The human rights landscape for Palestinians is in deepening crisis as this June marks 50 years of Israel’s military occupation. The cumulative impact of half a century of dispossession, violence, barriers to healthcare and alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law is exacerbated by the absence of legal accountability. LPHR, MAP and AIUK are honoured to host two eminent experts to examine the international context and assess what can be done by relevant actors and civil society.
Free ticket required: Book online at: www.amnesty.org.uk/events
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Professor Michael Lynk is an associate Professor of Law at Western University in London, Ontario. He was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 in March 2016, and took up the position in May 2016.
Geoffrey Bindman founded the leading law practice, Bindmans, and throughout his distinguished legal career has specialised in civil liberty and human rights issues. He was knighted in January 2007 for services to human rights and in March 2011 appointed honorary Queen’s Counsel.