Human Rights in Palestine. This podcast was recorded in conjunction with an event hosted by the Queen’s Human Rights Centre, the Queen’s George Mitchell Institute, and the School of Ecumenic in Trinity College Dublin, at which Dr Nahed Habiballah and Nery Ramati discussed their work in relation to the human rights situation in Palestine.
It begins with an interview with Alice Panepinto about her research and time living in Palestine, before moving into a conversation between Alice, Nahed and Nery about the legal systems in the Occupied Territories, and the impact of Israeli occupation on the lives of Palestinians.
Participants: Dr Alice Panepinto joined QUB Law School as a lecturer in August 2017. Prior to that she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights in Practice at Warwick University, and previously worked outside academia on human rights and international law issues in the Middle East. Alice researches international law, human rights and transitional justice, with a regional interest in the Middle East. She also pursues land law themes emerging from her research specialisms. You can see a film she made about her research here https://lacuna.org.uk/war-and-peace/al-khan-al-ahmar-palestine-school-demolition-order/
Nery Ramat is a is a partner in Gaby Lasky and Partners Law Office, a leading human rights firm in Israel specializing in freedom of expression and protest. He has represented Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights and anti-occupation activists in the military and civil courts since 2008. He has also provided legal counsel to various organizations engaged in documenting and protesting human rights abuses and violations of international law by the Israeli authorities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Dr Nahed Habiballah is an adjunct professor at the Arab American University in Palestine. She has a background in Sociology, and her research interests include the sociology of religion and political sociology with an emphasis on the Middle East in general and Israel/Palestine in particular.