Al-Haq Legal Workers Report on Human Rights in Palestine

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Two legal workers from the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq will discuss human rights and the organization's legal work in Israel/Palestine. This free forum is a joint Markaz-LA Jews for Peace presentation within the Progressive Conversations on Israel/Palestine and US Middle East Foreign Policy series, and is cosponsored by The Workmen's Circle.

This forum takes place on Tues., March 14, 7 pm at the Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA 90035 (south of Pico, north of Airdrome. Free street parking; the event is open to the public, with donations welcome at the door. RSVP below.

Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), the organisation has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. You are invited to come and learn about Al-Haq's work and legal research and to ask questions, regardless of how you view the conflict.

Al-Haq reports that, "Israel uses a variety of methods to exert control over Palestinian land and people, including collective punishment measures which target an already vulnerable population in East Jerusalem, and the exploitation of natural resources which obstructs the Palestinian economy and imposes daily hardships on the protected Palestinian population." Marya Farah and Aseil Abu-Baker will present their research on these issues in light of Israel's duties as Occupying Power under international law and discuss how such methods and other Israeli policies and practices serve to create a coercive environment that may ultimately lead to the transfer of the Palestinian population. They will also discuss business obligations and how Israeli water tech companies attempt to profit from the California drought.

More About Al-Haq

Over thirty years’ experience of defending human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has provided Al-Haq with an outstanding range of expertise in the practical application of international law. In July 2009, this rich history inspired the organization to establish the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law, with the aim transferring its accumulated experiences to new and existing human rights defenders.

The Center, which is based in Ramallah-Palestine, is the first Palestinian civil society body to specialize in the practical application of International Law. The Center aims to combine theory and practice to enhance the capabilities of human rights defenders by providing them with the essential applied knowledge for defending human rights issues at the national, regional and international levels.

  • March 14, 2017 at 7pm – 9pm
  • The Workmen's Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., LA 90035
  • 3 people are going
  • Alfred Madain

    310.657.5511
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