Book Reading and Discussion with Leading Human Rights Lawyer Michael Sfard
In conversation with Lara Friedman, President, Foundation for Middle East Peace
Sponsored by Metropolitan Books and the New Israel Fund
In partnership with the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
and the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law, Temple Sinai, Temple Micah, the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and Americans for Peace Now
Wednesday, January 31st
6:00 – 8:00 pm
American University Washington College of Law
Room NT01, Ceremonial Classroom
4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
A farmer in the West Bank, cut off from his fields by Israel’s separation barrier, wants to petition the courts to build a gate in the wall. But while the gate would help the farmer harvest his crop, would it not also confer legitimacy on the wall itself? For Michael Sfard, pursuing justice means encountering such dilemmas on a daily basis.
This groundbreaking work examines the ethics and challenges of legal work for human rights. Recounting key cases and issues, Sfard lays bare the reality of the occupation and exposes its surreal legal structures. With emotional force and penetrating analysis, he offers both a moral reckoning with the occupation and a blueprint for a hopeful future.
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