Al-Quds Bard College, Al-Quds University, Palestine

Lecture Series

Human Rights and International Law
Lunchtime Lecture Series
Fall Semester, Academic Year 2010/11

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Upcoming Events

Fall Semester 2011

Scheduled to be released shortly.

Past Events

Spring Semester 2011

2:00 – 3:30pm Sunday, 27th March 2011, Dr. Fadwa Labadi, professor of Women’s and Development Studies and Director of Insan Center for Gender Studies, Al-Quds University. ‘Palestinian Women’s Rights and Struggles under Occupation’.

12:40 – 2:00pm Wednesday, 30th March 2011, Tarek Hamam, Legal Advisor, NSU. ‘Implementing a Just Solution to the Palestinian Refugee Issue.’

2:00 – 3:30pm Sunday, 10th April 2011, Husam Shakshir, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). ‘The Work of the Red Cross in Palestine: Theory and Practice’.

12:40 – 2:00pm Monday, 18th April 2011, Sa’ed Atshan, Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology & Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. ‘Beggars and Choosers: International Aid and Human Rights in Palestinian Society’.


2:00 – 3:30pm Sunday, 8th May 2011, Mercedes Melon, International Criminal Law expert; Legal researcher, Al-Haq. ‘Core Crimes and Basic Responsibility Structures of International Criminal Law’.

2:00 – 3:30pm Sunday, 14th May, 2011, Amir Cengic, formerly a legal officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), presently legal advisor for Diakonia (a Swedish international NGO). ‘International Criminal Law and Individual Criminal Responsibility: Insights from the ICTY’s Experience’.

Fall Semester 2010

Monday, 24 October 2010
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Hannah Rought-Brooks, WCLAC and UK Barrister
‘Women’s Rights Struggles in Palestine: On the Work of the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC)’

Monday, 8th November 2010
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Mazin Qumsiyeh, Betlehem University
‘The Palestinian National Struggle – Challenges and Opportunities’

Sunday, 12th December 2010
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Natalie Tabar, Al-Haq
‘An Overview of the Human Rights situation in the OPT’

Monday, 13th December 2010
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Husam Shakshir, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
‘The Work of the Red Cross in Palestine: Theory and Practice’

Wednesday, 15th December 2010
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Nidal Al-‘Azza, BADIL
‘The Situation of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) today: A Perspective from BADIL’s Work’

Sunday, 19th December 2010 (at the AQHRC)
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Adv. Mahmoud Hassan, Addameer
‘The Israeli Military Courts System in the OPT and the Denial of Justice for Palestinian Prisoners’

Sunday, 2nd January 2011 (tbc)
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, Al-Haq
‘Mechanisms for Accountability – Litigating International Law Violations in Palestine and Abroad’

Wednesday, 5th January 2011
Room 1a03, Honors College Building
Tarek Hamam, Legal Advisor, NSU
‘Implementing a Just Solution to the Palestinian Refugee Issue’


Spring Semester 2010

27th March 2010, 14:00 – 15:30
Room 8107, Rural Development Building, Abu Dis campus
Hannah Rought-Brooks, WCLAC
‘Women’s Rights Struggles in Palestine: On the Work of the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling (WCLAC)’


28th March & 4th April 2010, 2pm
Humanities Building, Abu Dis campus (meet at Legal Clinic, Law faculty before)
Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic, Law Faculty, Abu Dis campus
Adv. Mahmoud Hassan, Addameer
‘The Military Courts system and Addameer’s work’


3rd April 2010, 14:00 – 15:30
Main Lecture Hall, Rural Development Building (second floor)
Majd Beltaji, Palestinian Center for Peace and Development (PCPD)
‘Human Rights in the Palestinian Basic Law’


7th April 2010, 14:00 – 15:30
Husam Shakshir, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
‘The Work of the Red Cross in Palestine: Theory and Practice’


13th April 2010, 14:00 – 15:30
Main Lecture Hall, Rural Development Building (second floor)
Dr. Michael Kearney, Al-Haq
‘The Prohibition of Propaganda for War and International Law as a Site of Conflict’ (in the context of the contemporary ‘Lawfare’ critique)


17th April 2010, 14:00 – 15:30,

Main Lecture Hall, Rural Development Building (second floor)
Luana Scarcella, UNIFEM and Law Faculty (Humanitarian Law Center), AQU
‘Activist Dilemmas: IGOs, NGOs and their work’


27th April 2010, 14:00 – 15:30

Main Lecture Hall, Rural Development Building (second floor)
Mr. Nidal Al-‘Azza, Badil
‘The Situation of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) today: A Perspective from Badil’s Work’

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Changes to the schedule will be updated as they become known. For further information, suggestions and queries, please contact Valentina Azarov (valentinaazarov@gmail.com).

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