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Balfour@100: A Century of International Law in Palestine

18th November
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.