In April 2021, Human Rights Watch sent shock waves across the human rights community and political circles alike when it published a report accusing Israel of the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution. The report built on decades of the intellectual work and political advocacy of Palestinians scholars and organizations. Notably, the HRW report diverges from those legacies in significant ways.
This talk will explore the Palestinian intellectual legacies that predate the HRW report with a particular emphasis on the 1975 UNGA Resolution declaring Zionism as a Form of Racism and Racial Discrimination to consider an alternative trajectory of the Palestinian freedom struggle as one against racism. In doing so it will highlight the outstanding controversies among those who agree that Israel oversees an apartheid regime and will also consider the implications of charging Israel with Apartheid at an international tribunal.
Meet our speaker and chair
Noura Erakat (@4noura) is a human rights attorney and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice.
Ayça Çubukçu (@ayca_cu) is Associate Professor in Human Rights at LSE and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights.
More about this event
LSE Human Rights (@LSEHumanRights) is a trans-disciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching and critical scholarship on human rights.
The Department of Sociology (@LSEsociology) seek to produce sociology that is public-facing, fully engaged with London as a global city, and with major contemporary debates in the intersection between economy, politics and society – with issues such as financialisation, inequality, migration, urban ecology, and climate change.
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Podcast & Video
A podcast of this event is available to download from Dismantling the Apartheid of Our Time: the Palestinian Liberation Movement as an anti-racist struggle.
A video of this event is available to watch at Dismantling the Apartheid of Our Time: the Palestinian Liberation Movement as an anti-racist struggle
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