Suhad Bishara, 2014-2015 Palestine & Law Fellow at the Center for Palestine Studies, will speak about the role played by the Israeli Supreme Court in 'normalizing displacement' of Palestinian citizens of Israel in the Naqab (Negev) desert, and facilitating recent re-construction of space.
Bishara is a senior attorney and Head of the Land and Planning Unit of Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. She has litigated numerous constitutional rights cases before the Israeli Supreme Court concerning the land rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). She co-authored a report in 2011 about the State of Israel's attempt to expel Arab Bedouin citizens of the state from their village in the Naqab.
Moderated by Professor Katherine Franke, Isidor & Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School.
Middle East Institute
Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.
Monday March 30, 2015, 4:30-6:00PM
Jerome Greene Hall 103, Columbia Law School