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Conference: Responding to Apartheid in Israel & the OPT
May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Israeli state supported by legal architecture promotes Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea perpetuating a racialised regime of dispossession, cruel domination and systematic fragmentation of the Palestinian people. This constitutes apartheid according to the Apartheid Convention and the Rome Statute. A threshold has been crossed.
On 31 May at 6:30pm we bring together directors of five leading Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights organisations: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Al Haq, B'Tselem and Democracy in the Arab World Now (DAWN) who have recently declared that Israel is committing the crimes of apartheid and persecution according to international law. These crimes against humanity are occurring 'in a post-apartheid world,' as the UN Special Rapporteur, Michael Lynk has recently reported.
The conference addresses the question as to how the international community generally and the British government specifically should respond to these findings? What are its legal obligations when it comes to occupation, settlements, trade deals, supply of arms, administrative detention, the siege on Gaza and potential corporate and state complicity in war crimes?
Join us at the Telford Theatre of One Great George Street Westminster on Tuesday 31, May at 6:30 to hear directors from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Al Haq, B'Tselem and DAWN explain international legal responsibilities, mechanisms for accountability and change.
Speakers are Directors of:
Human Rights Watch