Webinar to tackle schools' crackdown on pro-Palestine pupils

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PRESS RELEASE –

IHRC is holding a webinar event tomorrow to confront the growing problem of schools around the country punishing or reprimanding children for expressing their support for Palestinian rights.

The problem has mushroomed as Israeli violence against Palestinians and dispossession of their properties has escalated in recent weeks.

Children have been targeted in schools for expressing solidarity with the people of Palestine. A number of school teachers as well as some headteachers have threatened to discipline children if they continue to express that solidarity in any way.

This webinar aims to deal with some of the issues raised and to empower the children and the parents involved by looking at the issues from different angles including legal, human rights, academic as well as educational perspectives.

Speakers:
Haim Brasheeth (Academic),
Massoud Shadjareh (IHRC),
Mudassar Arani (Solicitor), and
Raza Kazim (Teacher).
Followed by Q&A

WHEN: THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021

TIME: 18:00 U.K. TIME

WHERE: LIVE ON IHRC TV WWW.IHRC.TV

For further comments please call the Press Office (outside UK office hours) on +447958522196 or email media@ihrc.org (during UK office hours).(ENDS)

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