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Stifling Dissent in Israel and Palestine: A Q&A about the Shrinking Space of Civil Society

  • Shawan Jabarin
  • Samer Daoudi
  • Sharona Weiss
  • Dani Shenhar
  • Helen Duffy
Thursday 1 November 2018
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague
Auditorium, A0.06

About the event

As prospects for long-term peace appear increasingly remote, the role of civil society organizations is particularly essential because of their role in monitoring and protecting fundamental rights and freedoms. A vibrant and critical civil society is essential for building a democracy and for holding political leaders accountable. In Israel and Palestine, the work of civil society and human rights organizations has been systematically and intentionally obstructed, thereby threatening the prospects for peace.

Hear from Human Rights Defenders from the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel about the difficulties and dangers of working to enforce human rights in one of the most difficult environments in the world today.

Speakers include:

  • Shawan Jabarin- Director, Al Haq
  • Samer Daoudi, Policy Advisor & Communications Coordinator, Palestinian NGO Network
  • Sharona Weiss - International Relations & Advocacy Officer, Yesh Din
  • Dani Shenhar - Director of Legal Department, HaMoked

This event is organised by Al-Haq and Leiden University and will be moderated by Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Helen Duffy of Leiden University. 

Walk-in starts at 18:15 hours. The doors will close at 18:30 hours. The event will last untill 20:00 hours. 

To participate in this event, it is mandatory to bring registration and ID.

More information

For more information, please contact Nils Mollema.

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