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UNRWA's Operational Environment and the Role of International Law

Law Department & UN Association Public Lecture

Date: Wednesday 28 April 2004
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
: Peter Hansen
Chair: Professor Christopher Greenwood

Peter Hansen will discuss how the principles of international law must be followed to obtain justice in the Middle East and the end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Peter Hansen is commissioner general of UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, established in 1948 following the Arab Israeli conflict; it's purpose to provide basic services to the registered Palestine refugees in the Middle East). He joined the United Nations in 1978 as assistant secretary-general for Programme Planning and Coordination. Between 1985 and 1992 he served as assistant secretary-general and executive director of the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations. He was executive director of the Commission on Global Governance, Geneva, 1992-1994. In 1994, he took over the post of undersecretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.

This event is co-organised by the UN Association and the International Relations Committee of the Bar Council.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket required.  

Limited tickets for LSE students are still available from the LSESU reception, located on the ground floor of the East Building.  One ticket is available per person on a first come, first serve basis.

All tickets available online for members of the public, LSE staff and alumni have now been allocated.
All tickets have been distributed as of Friday 23 April. 

Returns Queue:
There will be a returns queue in operation for the Old Theatre. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue. The returns queue will be located on the ground floor of the Old Building, next to the Old Theatre. Entry is not guaranteed to this event via the returns queue

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.

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