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Briefing on the human rights situation in the OPT including use of excessive force by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty, Al Haq - UNHQ 18 October 2016

The Working Group of CEIRPP organised a briefing on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 on the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the use of excessive force by Israeli security forces, and the need for accountability. The briefing was followed by a Q&A session. The briefing was held in the ECOSOC Chamber, at United Nations Headquarters in New York between.

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Speakers:

Omar Shakir is Human Rights Watch’s Israel and Palestine Country Director.

Jacob Burns is a researcher for Amnesty International.

Aseil Abu-Baker is a US-licensed attorney currently employed as a Legal Research and Advocacy Officer with Al-Haq, an independent Palestinian human rights organization.

Marya Farah currently works as a Legal Research and Advocacy Officer with Al-Haq. She is a US-licensed attorney.

 
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