PSN is pleased to be an endorsing organization of the 2017 James Graff Memorial Lecture, featuring UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine Michael Lynk, which will take place on November 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The event takes place in Toronto, but PSN will be hosting the livestream of the event in Edmonton.

50 Years and Counting: Legality of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
2017 James Graff Memorial Lecture, featuring Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine

Wednesday, November 29 (5:30 pm)
Education Centre South Room 158
87 Avenue & 113 Street, U of A campus (map)

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Michael Lynk is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University, in London, Ontario. He joined the Faculty in 1999, and has taught courses in labour, human rights, disability, constitutional and administrative law. One of the books Professor Lynk has co-edited is International Law and the Middle East Conflict (Routledge, 2011) with Susan Akram, Michael Dumper and Iain Scobbie.

In March 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Professor Lynk as the 7th Special Rapporteur for the human rights situation in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967. He recently issued his second report that includes a detailed analysis of the international legal framework of the occupation as it continues past its 50th year. The first report Professor Lynk submitted as Special Rapporteur to the United Nations General Assembly focused on the role and challenges faced by human rights defenders in the region.

Read the October 26, 2017 media release and Michael Lynk’s second report on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, or watch his press conference online.

This event is organized by the Canadian Friends of Sabeel and co-sponsored by Emmanuel College.

Note: if you are unable to make it to campus for the event, you can also register for the livestream yourself for $5.

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