Our Symposium

The Israel, Palestine & International Law symposium took place at the Fort Garry Hotel, in downtown Winnipeg, on the weekend of September 7-9, 2018. Here’s what went down. Click on the presentation titles for audio, video and text:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

7:00 p.m.: Symposium Opening

Keynote Presentation: International Law – Closer to Power Than Justice? (Michael Lynk)

Opening Remarks: David Kattenburg

Moderator: Mark Golden

Israeli youths of conscience

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8:

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.: International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law 101

So, What Are These Laws? Nuts & Bolts (Michael Lynk)

One State or Two? Reconciling Occupation & Apartheid With International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law (Virginia Tilley)

Opening Remarks: Mark Golden

Moderator: David Kattenburg 

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

10:45 – Noon: Western governments & International Human Rights: The Vast Disparity Between Rhetoric & Reality. (Dimitri Lascaris)

Moderator: Esther Epp-Thiessen

BUFFET LUNCH (Advanced Registration Required)

1:00 -2:15 p.m.: Palestinian Rights & Obligations in Gaza; Right of Return & to Protest (Great March of Return). Palestine’s Obligations to Its Own People (Jonathan Kuttab, Suha Jarrar)

Moderator: Harold Dueck

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.: Israel’s Rights & Obligations Under International Law

Israel’s Settlements & Wall. What Does International Law Say? (Michael Lynk)

Israel’s Rights & Obligations Respecting Gaza Protesters in the Great March of Return. (Dimitri Lascaris)

Moderator: Joanne Boucher

COFFEE BREAK

4:00 – 5:15 p.m.: Pillage, Usufruct (the right to use or confiscate property) & the Right to Hygiene & Sanitation (Suha Jarrar)

Moderator: Dean Peachey

7:30 -8:45 p.m.: Is It Apartheid? What If It Is? (Virginia Tilley)

Opening remarks: Dean Peachey

Moderator: David Kattenburg

Israel’s “Separation” wall, Bethlehem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Israel, International Law & Peace (David Matas; Respondent: Michael Lynk)

Opening remarks: Rana Abdullah

Moderator: Judith Dueck

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Canada’s Rights & Obligations Under Article 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention (Dimitri Lascaris)

Moderator: Allen Mills

11:45 – 12:00 noon: Closing Remarks