Just Peace Advocates recently updated its Palestinian Human Rights Issues In Canada: Legal and Tactical Guide. This guide provides basic information on legal issues that Palestinian rights activists may face, and tips on how to navigate them. The webinar will help acquaint you with this and other resources.
Shane Martínez, barrister & solicitor, criminal lawyer, passion for social justice and human rights, Shane regularly writes and lectures about police brutality, racial profiling, the prison industrial complex and transnational labour. Shane will be highlighting how law and campaigns come together in regard to advocacy work in support of justice for Palestine. This includes his recent filing of a CRA complaint regarding the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association.
James Kafieh, lawyer, past president of the Canadian Arab Federation, vice-president of Palestinian Canadian Congress, Palestinian-Canadian who has provided leadership for many years related to Palestine advocacy. With this context, James will focus on civil liberties and rights, and specifically “Challenges of Academic Freedom and Advocacy in the Age of IHRA”. James has recently been involved in freedom of information & access requests against the Ministry of Education around censored material.
Andrea Sobko, lawyer, practices in the areas of human rights, employment law, workplace investigations, pay equity, labour law, and administrative law. Andrea has extensive experience as a Legal Researcher in the areas of international criminal law and international human rights law. She has designed resources on access to justice issues, including the “Palestinian Human Rights Issues In Canada, Legal and Tactical Guide.”
Jonathan Kuttab cofounded Al-Haq in 1979. A well-known international human rights attorney, Jonathan practices in the US, Palestine and Israel. He is currently Executive Director of Friends of Sabeel North America, and he is also a founder of Just Peace Advocates and is on its board. Jonathan will speak of the current situation as it relates to the designation of human rights organizations by Israel, including Al-Haq, as ‘terrorist’ entities, and what is required from the international community at this time.
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