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PRESS RELEASE: UK - Event: Human Rights and Israel at 60: A look at the conflicting paths of two contemporaneous projects, 4th May 2008, UK

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An opportunity to discuss Israel's 60 year history of human rights abuses

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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12 March 2008

PRESS RELEASE: UK – Event: Human Rights and Israel at 60
A Look at the Conflicting Paths of two Contemporaneous Projects: 4 May 2008

Event Details

Human Rights and Israel at 60: A look at the conflicting paths of two contemporaneous projects

Venue: Islamic Centre of England, 140 Maida Vale, London, W9 1QB
Date: 4th May 2008
Timings: 11am to 6pm
Admission is FREE

The year 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Islamic Human Rights Commission's conference looks at both projects in a critical and contemporary light. All those interested in human rights and justice, from activists, to students and academics, are invited to attend and discuss what human rights mean in the context of Palestine-Israel, and what the violation of these rights means of the project of universal human rights.

IHRC researchers will present brief overviews of aspects of international human rights norms like freedom of movement, the right to life, land and water, and global progress towards the universalisation of these rights. Those with direct experience from Palestine-Israel are invited to address what the violation of these rights means in a practical sense.


Confirmed Speakers:
Meir Margalit, Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions
Michael Bailey, Oxfam
Jennifer Loewenstein, University of Wisconsin
Yehudit Keshet, Checkpoint Watch
Michael Warschawski, Alternative Information Center
Daud Abdullah, Palestinian Return Centre


For more information, please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44) 7958 522 196 or selina@ihrc.org. Press need to pre-register to attend the conference.[END]

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The Islamic Human Rights Commission is an NGO in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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PO Box 598
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HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
Email: info@ihrc.org
Web: www.ihrc.org

IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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