On Fri., Dec. 9, Prof. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and chair of the University of San Francisco's Peace and Justice Program, will commemorate International Human Rights Day by speaking in Seattle on the international law on military occupation as it applies to various occupations around the world, including Palestine, Iraq, Cyprus, Tibet, and others....
WHAT: Human Rights Denied: Occupation and the Attack on International Law, a forum on international human rights law
WHO: Stephen Zunes, Chair, Peace & Justice Studies Program, University of San Francisco
WHEN: Friday, December 9, 2005, at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: University Heights Center, Room 209, 5031 University Way NE, Seattle
[From Carla Curio]
HUMAN RIGHTS DENIED: OCCUPATION AND THE ATTACK ON INTERNATIONAL LAW
December 9, 2005 -- 7:00 p.m.
University Heights Center, Room 209, 5031 University Way NE.
Suggested donation: $5.00 to $10.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
With governments in Israel and the United States insisting that Gaza and Iraq are no longer occupied, the body of international law about occupation faces a challenge of definition, relevance and authority. To commemorate International Human Rights Day, Dr. Stephen Zunes will discuss international law on military occupation as it applies to various occupations around the world, including Palestine, Iraq, Cyprus, Tibet, and others. This second Forum on International Human Rights Law is a part of a series dedicated to the promise of international law as the fundamental basis for the establishment and maintenance of peace and justice throughout the world.
Dr. Zunes is a Professor of Politics and chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. He has made frequent visits to the Middle East, where he has met with top government officials, academics, journalists and opposition leaders. He serves as a senior policy analyst and Middle East editor for the Foreign Policy in Focus Project and as an associate editor of Peace Review. Professor Zunes writes often on Middle Eastern politics, U.S. foreign policy, international terrorism, social movements, and human rights.
Presented by the Forum on International Law and Human Rights and Seattle International Human Rights Coalition, Co-sponsors: American Friends Service Committee-Seattle, Palestine Solidarity Committee - Seattle, Voices of Palestine, East Timor Action Network, Citizens for Overt Action, The Committee for Truth and Justice in Ireland, Students for a Free Tibet -- UW Chapter