Lecture: Haldane and LPHR lecture: Housing, Land and Property Rights in East Jerusalem and the West Bank

30 December 2011 — LPHR

The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights invite you to a lecture by Antonia Mulvey on Housing, Land and Property Rights in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Wednesday 11 January 2012, 6.30pm.

The lecture is being held at the Chambers of Michael Mansfield QC and Patrick Roche, Tooks Chambers, 81 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL. Admission free.

Antonia Mulvey is the Senior Justice Expert for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) based in New York. She will be talking about the current situation regarding Palestinian housing, land and property issues in East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank.

Specifically she will highlight trends related to house demolition, eviction from homes, inability of Palestinians to access land and confiscation of land. She will be looking at the legal challenges faced by those bringing cases and for lawyers taking cases as well as highlighting some of the key issues of the complex legal system in which these cases are brought. She will also propose ways that could assist with tackling the current legal challenges.

Antonia Mulvey has extensive experience establishing and heading justice programmes for the UNDP and International NGOs in the occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan and Somalia and has worked for UNHCR in Washington DC. She is a Criminal Justice Expert for the European Union Security Sector Reform Section, a Justice Expert for DFID and for the UN Bureau of Conflict Prevention. She is a PhD candidate in international law at SOAS, University of London and a research fellow at Columbia University Law School. Prior to her international work, Antonia practiced criminal law at Hodge, Jones and Allen law firm in London.

For further information see: http://www.haldane.org or http://www.lphr.org.uk/

And for directions to Tooks Chambers see http://www.tooks.co.uk