JOIN RAs Fooz and Noura and meet The Gaza Strip’s Leading Human Rights Lawyer TOMORROW (TUESDAY) SEPTEMBER 27, at 12:45-2:00PM. We’ll be meeting in the Founders lobby or if you’re already on campus, go straight to the event location: The Hagop Kevorkian Center, 50 Washington Square South (enter at 255 Sullivan Street). Details for the program are below. Lunch provided.
A CONVERSATION WITH RAJI SOURANI
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
PALESTINIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Raji Sourani is widely considered the Gaza Strip’s foremost human rights lawyer. He is the 1991 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, was an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience in 1985 and 1988, member of INternational Commission of Jurists EXCO and IDAL EXCO, and Vice President of the International Federation of Human Rights. He is the founder and director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. Sourani was active in the cases of Palestinians facing deportation and in monitoring the conditions of Israeli prisons and detentions. Sourani’s remarks will focus on accountability and hte Goldstone Process, life in the Gaza Strip and its closure, internal human rights violations, and international law as the basis for sustainable peace.