Edward W. Said London Lecture 2019
Is Justice Still Possible? Palestine, International Law, and Public Discourse
2/05/19 7:00 pm£8 – £14
The rights of Palestinians are enshrined in international laws and resolutions. Yet Israel and its supporters continually act against them. What can international law offer to change this reality? In the spirit of Edward Said whose demand for justice for the Palestinian people was unremitting, and to celebrate its tenth year, the Edward W Said Annual London Lecture brings together four world-renowned scholars; Wadie Said will chair a discussion with Susan M. Akram, Hassan Jabareen and Philippe Sands. They will examine the question of Palestine from an international legal perspective, and address the role of political discourse in the struggle for justice in Israel-Palestine.
The lecture will take place at The Royal Geographical Society.
About the speakers
Susan M. Akram is director of Boston University Law’s International Human Rights Clinic where she supervises students in international advocacy on forced displacement around the world. Her research and publications focus on immigration, forced migration and human and civil rights issues. She has lectured on her work to domestic and international audiences at the United Nations and the European Union.
Hassan Jabareen is a lawyer and the founder and General Director of Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. Hassan is the lawyer of the Palestinian leadership in Israel. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in different Faculties of Law in Israeli universities. He has received several awards for outstanding public interest lawyering and human rights law.
Wadie Said is a lawyer and Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina. Prior to this he served as assistant federal public defender in Florida, United States. He has written widely on counterterrorism and national security legislation and is the author of Crimes of Terror: The Legal and Political Implications of Federal Terrorism Prosecutions (2015). Professor Said is an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Philippe Sands QC is a lawyer, author and academic. He is a barrister at Matrix Chambers and Professor of Law at University College London. He is the author of sixteen books on International Law. His book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (2016) was awarded the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.
The annual Edward W. Said London Lecture series is supported by The Mosaic Rooms/A. M. Qattan Foundation and London Review of Books. Find out more about the series and previous speakers here.
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