BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights organized a lecture entitled ‘Forcible Displacement in International Law: the Palestinian Case’ on Thursday 20 of October 2016 in Bethlehem University. More than 30 students attended the lecture, which was held in coordination with the Art Department in Bethlehem University. The lecture included a presentation on the meaning of forcible displacement in international law and its impact on displaced people and their communities.
Moreover, it also introduced the role of international law in ending the ongoing displacement of the Palestinian people and the importance of filling the ‘protection gap’ (the gap in physical, legal, and humanitarian protection) for Palestinian refugees wherever they are.
This lecture is one of a series of lectures, workshops and site visits that BADIL organizes with a number of Palestinian universities as part of the Palestinian rights-holders program, which includes youth empowerment with an emphasis on women.
BADIL will also organize three other lectures in Hebron and Bethlehem universities through October and November of 2016.