The Palestinian Right of Return: A Legal and Political Analysis
Friday, April 1, 2016 | 2:30–6:30 PM
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South
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Hosted By: Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Palestine Works, National Lawyer's Guild (NYU Chapter), Law Students for Human Rights, Students for Justice in Palestine (NYU Chapter)
The conference aims to address the substance of the right, its grounding in international law, and its centrality to a rights-based, holistic resolution of the conflict.
A Contested Right: Mobilization & Resistance on the Palestinian Right of Return
2:00-3:45 PM in Golding Lounge
Speakers: Emilio Dabed Jamil Dakwar, Michael Letwin, and Omar Shakir (Moderator)
The first panel will address the political marginalization of the Palestinian right of return and grassroots responses. The panel will feature Emilio Dabed of Columbia Law School and Al-Quds University, Michael Letwin of Jews for Palestinian Right of Return and Jamil Dakwar, a human rights lawyer and adjunct lecturer at John Jay College. Omar Shakir of the Center for Constitutional Rights will moderate.
The Right of Return Under International Law: A Conversation with Susan Akram
4:00-5:30 PM in Vanderbilt Hall 204
Speakers: Susan Akram and Omar Shehabi (Moderator)
This discussion between international legal expert, Susan Akram, Boston University School of Law, and Omar Shehabi, director and founder of Palestine Works, will address the scope and status of the right of return under international law.
5:30-6:30 PM in Golding Lounge
The event will end with a cocktail reception to meet and continue the discussion with the panelists and student organizers.