From Palestine to Canada: Defending the rights of human rights defenders

November 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Canada, Palestine, Prisoners
    McGill University lecture feat. Ala’ Jaradat of Addameer


    Wednesday, November 3rd, 18h-20h
    McGill University
    Day Chancellor Hall room 102
    3644 Peel Street
    Montreal, QC

Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and the Arab Students Law Association (ASLA) are pleased to host a series on political prisoners’ rights in Palestine featuring human rights defender Ala’ Jaradat of Addameer.

Mr.Jaradat’s discussion aims to address Israel’s widespread use of administrative detention, ill-treatment and Incarceration of children and the heightened levels of criminalization against Palestinian, international and Israeli human rights defenders seeking to advance Palestinian rights in the OPT and Israel. Moreover, Mr. Jaradat lecture will expose the systematic forms of human rights abuses of Palestinian prisoners’ rights and will highlight the many failures of the Israeli military courts system.

Ala Jaradat has been actively campaigning against political repression, arbitrary detention, the use of isolation and torture for nearly 15 years. As part of his work on civil and political rights, Ala has also been a strong advocate for the rights of Palestinian refugees. Ala first joined Addameer in 1996 and has since then been involved with the organization as a volunteer, member of the General Assembly and staff member. Over the course of these years, Ala gained extensive knowledge of the Israeli military court system and international legal standards.

ADDAMEER (Arabic for conscience) Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association is a Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. The center offers support to Palestinian prisoners, advocates the rights of political prisoners, and works to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns. Addameer is a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian NGO Network, the Palestinian Council of Human Rights Organizations, and works closely with international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and many others to provide regular information on the situation of Palestinian political detainees.

to learn more on Palestinian political prisoners please visit Addameer

1 Comment »

Under Stephen Harper, Canada has become Zionist Occupied country. There is not much hope for Ottawa taking an unbaised action on the Israel-Palestinian issues even after losing its change for a seat at the UN Security Council last month.

Comment by Rehmat — November 4th, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

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