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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Nov. 29 UN Day of Solidarity with Palestinians
"Human Rights and International Norms: 53 Years of Palestinian Refugees"
Cepal's 5th Annual Observation of the United Nations Day of Solidarity with
Palestinians. An evening of discussion and culture, featuring keynote
speaker Professor Michael Lynk.
Thursday, November 29th, 2001
Room 200, West Block, Parliament Hill
A reception, featuring Arabic finger foods, will follow the event.
Admission is free (Donations accepted)
Space is limited. To reserve your seat contact: email@example.com or call
Professor Lynk will talk about the leading crisis issues -- refugees,
settlements, popular resistance, state, human rights, borders, Jerusalem --
in international law terms. His analysis will focus on explaining the
importance of settling international conflicts peacefully through the rule
of law, and how these crisis issues can be fairly and comprehensively
resolved through the available principles of international law.
Cepal Summer 2001 Program volunteers will share their experience of living
and teaching in the refugee camps.
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed
by the United Nations each year in accordance with mandates given by the
General Assembly in resolutions 32/40B of 2 December 1997 and 34/35D of 12
December 1979. The official day of solidarity is November 29th. This date
was chosen because of its significance to the Palestinian people. On that
date in 1947 the General Assembly adopted resolution 181 (II), which came to
be known as the Partition Resolution and provided the establishment of a
Jewish State and Arab State in Palestine, with a special international
regime for Jerusalem. Of the two states intended by this resolution, only
one, Israel, has come into being. According to Amnesty International,
Palestinians continue to account for the largest refugee population
currently dispersed throughout the world.
This event is presented by CEPAL – the Canadian-Palestinian Educational
Exchange. Co-sponsors include: Libby Davies, MP Vancouver East, Svend
Robinson, MP Burnaby-Douglas, Alternatives, MAP (Medical Aid Palestine),
SPHR, Canaanite Canadian Knowledge Centre, APAC.
Contact: Madalena Santos, Communications Assistant, Tel: (613) 237-0279
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