‘Britain and the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

‘Britain and the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

Under the auspices of His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Ben Bella, the First elected President of Algeria The Palestinian Return Centre Holds


\\\’Britain and the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People\\\’
Wednesday 23rd of April 2003 from 9am to 7pm

Venue: Brunei Gallery – SOAS – University of London
Thornhaugh St., Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

Keynote address – Rt. Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The topics & the lecturers:

Pre-Mandatory Period

Britain’s International Responsibility in Palestine Before the Mandate (Sykes-Picot, Balfour, San Remo)
Dr. Yousef Choueiri Reader in Arab and Islamic History and Director of the Institute of Arab-Islamic Post-Graduate Studies, University of Exeter

Mandatory Period

The International Responsibility of Britain as a Mandatory Over Palestine
Prof. Shafic al Masri. Professor of international law at the American University (Beirut) and the Lebanese University

The Zionist Massacres Before 1948: Whose Responsibility?
Prof. Ahmad Abu Wafa, Professor of Public International Law, Vice Dean, Faculty of Law, Cairo University

British-Zionist Military Cooperation During the Mandate and the Suppression of the Nationalistic Movements.
Assoc Prof. Muhsen Salih, Head Department of History, International Islamic University, Malaysia. Specialist on British Mandatory History. Wrote doctoral thesis on this subject

Legal Perspectives
A Juridical Appraisal of Britain’s Role in Denying the Palestinian Right to Freedom, Self-determination and Independence.
Mr. Mahdi Dajani, Palestinian lawyer and political analyst, Cairo.

The Mandatory Origins of Israel’s Deportation and Administrative Detention Laws – a Legal Study in the Abuse of Power
Mr. Usama Halabi, Palestinian lawyer, Jerusalem

Current Developments
British Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict in the Light of International Law – the case of the Palestinian refugees
Mr. Siraj Sait, lawyer and lecturer in law and specialist in international law, UK

Israel: as a Rogue State According to the U.N.
Prof. Ahmad Abdul Wanis, Professor of international law, Director of the International Law Forum, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Wrote his doctoral thesis on this subject

9. Black Intifadah: the Mau Mau Uprising and the Palestinian Experience in Comparative Perspective
Prof. Ali Mazrui, Director of Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, USA. Member of Eminent Personalities who advised on the transition from the OAU to the African Union in 2002

Delegations from Palestine, Lebanon and Palestinian communities in Europe have confirmed participation in the conference

Registration fee: £20 students, £30 others (closing date 14th April 2003)


The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) is a Palestinian establishment that is primarily concerned with the problem of the dispersed Palestinians and their struggle to return to their homes. It is, in nature, an academic and media institution that aspires to serve as an information repository and forum of political activity on the Palestinian question and the issue of the return in particular.

1. To promote the issue of the right of return both as a humanitarian and political concern.
2. To preserve the Palestinian identity and resist attempts to resettle the dispersed Palestinians.
3. To increase and widen the awareness of the plight of the Palestinians in their places of refuge.
4. To inform the general public in Europe and Britain in particular about the true dimensions of the Palestinian issue.

PRC, Crown House, North Circular Road, London NW10 7PN, U.K.
Tel : ++44 208 4530919 Fax : ++44 208 4530994
E-mail: info@prc.org.uk Website: www.prc.org.uk

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