Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 7, 2012

Russell Tribunal on Palestine

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Lakota Russell Means was ill and could not attend.

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US Complicity and UN failings in Dealing with Israel’s Violations of International Law Towards the Palestinian People’
New York, 6 & 7 October 2012
Day One: Saturday, 6 October 2012
Jury Members: Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Cynthia McKinney, Mairead Maguire, Stephane Hessel, Ronnie Kasrils, John Dugard, Dennis Banks, Michael Mansfield QC, Judge Martin Pallin, Miguel Angel Estrella, Roger Waters.
9.00 AM Doors Open
10.00 AM Introductory Remarks: Pierre Galand and Stephane Hessel
1. Introduction
10.30 AM Ilan Pappe: The Birth of Zionism and its Impact on the Palestinians: From Dispossession to Occupation
11.10 AM Break
11.30 AM Peter Hansen: United Nations’ Involvement in Palestine: From Mandate to Present
12.10 PM Ben White: Israeli policies Since 1948
12.40 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Huwaida Arraf: Israel’s Violations of International Law
II. The Role of the United Nations in the Obstruction of Palestinians’ right to Self Determination
2.30 PM John Quigley: The Establishment of a Palestinian State
3.00 PM Vera Gowlland-Debas: The United Nations: What is the legal responsibility of an Intergovernmental Organization?(Historical perspective)
3.30 PM Break
4.00 PM Vera Gowlland-Debas: The United Nations: What is the legal responsibility of an Intergovernmental Organization? (Current)
4.30 PM Susan Akram: Palestinian Refugees and the United Nations
5.00 PM Raji Sourani : The Case of Gaza
5.30 PM: END OF DAY 1
Day Two: Sunday, 7 October 2012
9.00 AM Doors Open
III. The role of the US in supporting Violations of Palestinian Rights
10.00 AM Diana Buttu: The US’s Role in Palestine & the Middle East
10.30 AM Katherine Gallagher: UN Vetoes and Military Aid
10.55 AM Break
11.25 AM Noam Chomsky: US-Israel-Palestinians: Retrospect and Prospect
12.00 PM David Wildman: Christian Zionism and the Israel Lobby
12.25 PM Lunch
IV. Ways forward
1.45 PM Phyllis Bennis: US Civil Society and International NGOs
2.10 PM Gianfranco Fattorini: The Human Rights Council
2.35 PM Gus Massiah: International Civil Society
3.00 PM Break
V. Is there a case for sociocide?
3.20 PM Johan Galtung: What is Sociocide?
4.00 PM William Schabas: From Vow to Law: How can Prohibition of Sociocide Become an International Norm?
4.30 PM Russell Means: The Sociocide of the Native Americans
5.00 PM Saleh Hamayel: A Palestinian Sociocide?
5.30 PM Final Remarks
Day Three: Monday, 8 October 2012
9.30 AM Press Conference at 777 United Nations Plaza: Jury will Present Findings

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