Israeli Law after 70 Years of the Nakba: A Discussion with Hassan Jabareen and Professor Katherine Franke

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 @ 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Case Lounge
Feb 13
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 @ 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Case Lounge

Israeli Law after 70 Years of the Nakba
A Discussion with Hassan Jabareen and Professor Katherine Franke

Columbia Law School - 435 West 116th Street
Jerome Greene Hall - Case Lounge, Room 701
Tuesday, February 13th

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This talk will analyze the effect of the Nakba ("the Catastrophe") on Palestinian people in and through developments of Israeli law. Jabareen will explore whether the Nakba’s relationship to Israeli law should be limited to 1948 and the founding of the Israeli state or whether it can be found in constitutional moments since that time, particularly with respect to defending the civil rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. 

Our program speakers include:

Hassan Jabareen, founder and general director of Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Haifa, Israel

Katherine Franke, Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, respondent

Established in 1996, Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel is an independent human rights organization and legal center that engages in litigation, international advocacy, legal education projects, and media outreach. Adalah’s (“Justice” in Arabic) mission is to promote human rights in Israel in general and the rights of the Palestinian minority (20% of the population), in particular, and to defend the rights of Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) under international humanitarian law and human rights law. Over the years, Adalah's pioneering impact litigation has resulted in numerous precedent-setting, landmark court judgments.

This program is free and open to the public.

This program is supported by the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Contact Info: 
For questions and inquiries, contact Liz Boylan, Assistant to Professor Katherine Franke at [email protected] or 212.854.0167.
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This program is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.