9am - 6pm
DLT, Main Building
SOAS University of London
Speakers: Anna Bernard, Matt Craven, Catriona Drew, Zeina Ghandour, Aeyal Gross, Ardi Imseis, Vidya Kumar, Mazen Masri, Yossi Rapoport, John Strawson, Nimer Sultany, Yair Wallach, Lynn Welchman.
Concluding Address: Nathaniel Berman, Brown University
The 2nd November 2017 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild expressing British support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine. For international lawyers, the centenary provides an occasion to reflect on a century of international legal engagement with Palestine: from Balfour 1917 to the United Nations Partition Plan 1947; from the Occupation in 1967 to the Palestinian Intifada (uprising) in 1987.
Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law (CCEIL) SOAS University of London & Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (CHRC) University of East London.