Refugees and IDPs in Israel/ Palestine: The consistent policy of displacement
The course will focus on Israel's policy of forced displacement. We will examine the story of the refugees and internally displaced persons who were displaced by Israel during 1948 and 1967
From: 05/11/2014 - To: 03/12/2014

Course at Zochrot | 4 sessions | 5/11, 19/11, 26/11, 3/12 | Wednesdays, 7p.m.-10p.m.

The course will focus on Israel's policy of forced displacement. We will examine the story of the refugees and internally displaced persons who were displaced by Israel during 1948 and 1967. The course will focus on various policies that are used for displacement such as residency revocations, restrictions of child registration, home demolitions, and more. We will tackle the legality of this displacement by reviewing international law and UNRWA's role and effect on the power relations.  We will also explore the appropriate remedies that the victims should be offered.

facilitator: Dr Munir Nuseibah is a human rights lawyer and academic based in Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine. He is an assistant professor at Al-Quds University's faculty of law; the director (and co-founder) of Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic, the first accredited clinical legal education program in the Arab World.

Wednesday:   5/11, 19/11, 26/11, 3/12  
Time: 19:00-22:00          

The course will be held in English and it will include four sessions held on Wednesdays, 9p.m-10p.m from November 5, 2014, at the Zochrot lecture room.

Cost: 200 NIS or by capacity.

For registration and further details, please contact Amaya Galili | education@zochrot.org | +972-3-6953155

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course program
Refugees and IDPs in Israel/ Palestine: The consistent policy of displacement
Zochrot's course on Palestinian Refugees and IDPs

November – December 2014

Dr Munir Nuseibah is a human rights lawyer and academic based in Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine. He is an assistant professor at Al-Quds University's faculty of law; the director (and co-founder) of Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic, the first accredited clinical legal education program in the Arab World.

5/11- Meeting 1: Displacement Through Wars (1948 and 1967)

The meeting will address the questions: How did the 1948 refugee problem take place? Was the displacement of 80% of the Palestinian population of the territory on which Israel was established favorable to the new-born state? How did the 1967 displacement take place? What are the similarities between the two waves of displacement?
How did Israel prevent the displaced population from return? How did the Israeli legal system contribute in prolonging the displacement? And what was the destiny of the refugees who were displaced and ended up in a number of refugee camps around the world?

19/11- Meeting 2: Continuous displacement: Institutionalized internal and external displacement

The meeting will focus on the Status engineering- citizenship prevention, residency prevention, residency revocation, child registration restriction, family unification restrictions.
About Home Demolition in Israel and the OPT, and other methods of continuous displacement: dispossession of property, creating unbearable conditions that drive populations to leave and security-justified deportations.

Video documentation

26/11- Meeting 3: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in International Law

The meeting will address the prohibition of forced displacement in international law, and the Refugee protection and relief and the role of UNRWA.

Video documentation

3/12- Meeting 4: The just solution of the displacement problem according to international law

This meeting will focus on the different remedies provided to those forcibly displaced from their homes. These remedies include Truth, reparations (return, restitution and compensation), accountability for those who were responsible for the displacement and finally but most importantly institutional reform that would prevent a future reoccurrence of displacement.

Video documentation

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