Date(s) - 27 Sep 2014
2:15 PM - 5:30 PM
What future for Palestine:
What can be expected from the international community?
Jointly organised by Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Brighton & Hove United Nations Association
Saturday 27 September 2014
Dorset Gardens Methodist Church Hall
Dorset Gardens, Brighton BN2 1RL
(Dorset Gardens runs between St James’s Street and Edward Street)
2014 is the UN International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian people and yet on 30 July, the Commissioner-General of the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNWRA, said about the shelling of a school in Gaza where sheltering children were sleeping, “This is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the World stands disgraced”.
The tragedy of what has happened and continues to happen in Gaza must make us all question what can be expected from the International Community, including the UN and all its agencies, and the International Criminal Court. We will be addressing these issues and discussing what we, in the international solidarity and boycott movements, can do.
Musheir El Farrah
Musheir is Chair of Sheffield PSC. He is originally from Gaza and has family still there including his sister, Mona El Farrah, who is a doctor at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza. Musheir is the author of a book about the 2008-9 Israeli assault on Gaza, When the Sky Rained White Fire (Sheffield PSC, 2012).
Lecturer in International Law, University of Sussex. Michael’s research interests cover international humanitarian law, war crimes and human rights and in particular the role and impact of international law on the question of Palestine. Joint author of Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism & International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (Pluto Press 2012).
Secretary of the United Nations Association, London & SE Region. Neville was Chair of the London and SE Region 2006-2010; Vice Chair 2005-6; Secretary 2004-5 and since 2012; and Chair of the Blackheath and Greenwich Branch since 1994. A former career officer in the British Council, he is an education writer and consultant now based in London.
Light refreshments provided.
Free admission. Please join us.