Indigenous Challenge to Legal Doctrine: Bedouin Land Rights in Israel/Palestine
November 6, 2012
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Middle East Initiative
An audio recording of a discussion on November 1 with Ahmad Amara, Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer, and Oren Yiftachel, Professor of political geography, urban planning and public policy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Ahmad Amara is a Palestinian Human Rghts lawyer. Amara received his BA and Master's degrees in Law from Tel Aviv University, and earned a second Master's degree in International Human Rights Law from Essex University in the United Kingdom. He is a PhD candidate at New York Univeristy, where his research is on international humanitarian law and the law of occupation, in addition to land and housing rights. In 2005, Amara co-founded Karama (Arabic for "Dignity"), a human rights organization located in Nazareth, where he served as a Senior Staff Attorney. Before beginning his doctoral work, Amara served for three years as a global advocacy fellow and clinical instructor in the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program.
Prof Oren Yiftachel is a researcher and human rights activist. He teaches political geography and urban planning at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba. He also represents Bedouin communities in courts and planning forums, and has recently been elected as co-chair of B’Tselem, the Israeli information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
This event was co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.
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