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Trinity College Dublin at Belfast and Queen's University Belfast hold first joint seminar on issues relating to conflict transformation and human rights

On Wednesday 4th October, Trinity College Dublin at Belfast and the Queen's University Mitchell Institute for Conflict Transformation joined forces to host the first joint lecture (hopefully of many) between the two programmes. Dr Brendan Ciarán Browne chaired a fascinating talk by Dr Nizar Ayoub who outlined in great detail the impact of living under occupation in the Golan Heights.

The title of Dr Nizar's talk was, 'Human Rights in the Golan Heights'. It was a major coup to bring Dr Nizar to Ireland during his European speaking tour. Nizar is the principal founder of Al-Marsad and has served as Al-Marsad's Director since 2012. Nizar obtained an M.A in International Law from the Institute of Foreign Relations and International Law, at Kiev National University in 1992, and a Ph.D in International Law from the Institute of State and Law, at the Russian Academy of Sciences, in Moscow in 1998. He specialises in legal research and training in the fields of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Nizar is a human rights activist and a member of Israel Bar Association. He worked with 'Al-Haq', a leading Palestinian human rights organization in Ramallah from 2000-2011, as a lawyer and legal researcher. Nizar has published several studies on the legal status of the occupied Arab territories since 1967 with a special focus on Jerusalem. In 2014 Nizar served as a consultant to the UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The talk will hopefully be available as a video online soon.

Please Note: the talk will also take place in Dublin, at G6 ISE building on Friday 6 October 2017 at 1pm, and is being co-hosted by Academics for Palestine.

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Last updated 4 October 2017 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).