Fri, May 19|
Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre
Human Rights Under Occupation in Palestine
Join us for this interesting lecture with Francesca Albanese. Get tickets here! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-rights-under-occupation-in-palestine-tickets-579156341207
Time & Location
May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre , South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
About the event
Francesca Albanese, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, will present her report on the right to self-determination of the Palestinian people. The Special Rapporteur's lecture will introduce the legal meaning and implications of this right, why it is central to the Question of Israel-Palestine and any just solution for the region, as well as a new way forward.
Francesca Albanese was appointed the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, by the Human Rights Council at its 49th session in March 2022 and has taken up her function as of 1 May 2022. She is a lawyer by training, specialised in human rights. Albanese is an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University, as well as a Senior Advisor on Migration and Forced Displacement for a think-tank, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD). She has widely published on the legal situation in Israel and the State of Palestine and regularly teaches and lectures on international law and forced displacement at universities in Europe and the Arab region. Ms. Albanese has also worked as a human rights expert for the United Nations, including the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees.