A 'Determined Peace-Builder'?

Analysing Canada's Role in the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
A Determined Peace Builder | Déterminé à consolider la paix
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The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to present:

A 'Determined Peace-Builder'? Analysing Canada's Role in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

2017 marked 50 years since the beginning of Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories. Technically, under various statutes of international law (Article 42 of the 1907 Hague Regulations and Article 2, of the four Geneva Conventions, 1949) temporary military occupation of foreign territory is permissible for self-defence purposes. However, the way Israel has prosecuted its control over Palestinian lands and Palestinian lives is in blatant violation of numerous international norms. While most countries around the world challenge the legality of particular aspects of Israel's occupation a de facto consensus that accepts the status quo persists.

This paper assesses Canada's relationship to the conflict and examines whether Canada's reputation as a peacemaker and human rights advocate are reflected by its record on Israel-Palestine.

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The event will be presented in English.
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  • Emma SWAN | Ph.D. Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa
  • Philip LEECH | Gordon F. Henderson Post-Doctoral Fellow 2016-2017, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, uOttawa
  • Bill SKIDMORE | Academic Advisor and Instructor, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University
  • Yves ENGLER | Activist and Author of several books on Canadian Foreign Policy