29 January 2018
Michael Sfard, a prominent Israeli human rights lawyer, will give two lectures in the week of 26 February. Michael Sfard is one of the co-founders of the NGO Yesh Din, specialized in the defence of Palestinian victims of Israeli occupation, and its current legal advisor.
The first conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva on 26 February, at Uni-Mail (40, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve) at 18:15 in the auditorium MS150. Michael Sfard will present his newly released new book, The Wall and the Gate: Israel, Palestine and the Legal Battle for Human Rights, Metropolitan Books, 2018.
On 28 February, at 12:30, a talk will take place at the Maison de la Paix, auditorium B; he will address the following issue: Protecting Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: new trends and challenges.
More information will circulate in February about these two important lectures.
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