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50 Years and Counting: Legality of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine – James Graff Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

| $10 - $15

James Graff Memorial Lecture in Toronto
50 Years & Counting: Legality of Israeli Occupation of Palestine
Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine

Speaking on the night of the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition Plan for Palestine (resolution 181).  November 29 is also the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Canadia Friends of Sabeel and the Continuing Education Department of Emmanuel College in Toronto. Michael Lynk is the current UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine.

About Michael Lynk
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.

About James Graff Memorial Lecture
The annual James Graff Memorial Lecture was established in beloved memory of University of Toronto philosophy professor, husband, father, and tireless peace advocate. Dr. James Graff founded of NECEF*, Canada’s oldest Middle East peace education NGO. In October 2005, Jim was still teaching as well as actively working for peace before he died later that month.

*NECEF’s official charity name has since been changed to NECEF Sabeel Canada. The charity is publicly known as Canadian Friends of Sabeel.

Regular – $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Student/Unwaged – $5 in advance, $10 at the door
Livestream outside the GTA – $5

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