SOAS University of London

Colonialism, Empire and International Law

Balfour@100: A Century of International Law In Palestine


Date: 18 November 2017Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 18 November 2017Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: DLT, Main Building

Type of Event: Panel Discussion

Speakers:  Anna Bernard, Matt Craven, Catriona Drew, Zeina Ghandour, Aeyal Gross,  Ardi Imseis, Vidya Kumar,  Mazen Masri,  Yossi Rapoport, John Strawson, Nimer Sultany, Yair Wallach,  Lynn Welchman.    

Concluding Address: Nathaniel Berman, Brown University 

The 2nd November 2017 marks the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild expressing  British support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine.  For international lawyers, the centenary  provides an  occasion to reflect on a century of international legal engagement with Palestine: from Balfour 1917 to the United Nations Partition Plan 1947; from the Occupation in 1967 to the Palestinian Intifada (uprising) in 1987.

Balfour@100: A Century of International Law in Palestine Programme

Organiser: CCEIL, SOAS University of London & Centre for Human Rights in Conflict (CHRC) UEL