The United Nations and the Question of Palestine – Harvard Law University

Banner of book talk "The United Nations and the Question of Palestine" on March 5 at 12:15 pm in WCC 1019. With author Ardi Imseis and moderator Zeina Jallad.

Sign up for us as Professor Ardi Imseis discusses his new guide on Palestine at the United Nations. Dependent on key archival elements and the author’s initial-hand working experience as a UN Official in Palestine for above a 10 years, this initially of its variety quantity aims to offer a vital international lawful perspective on why and how the dilemma of Palestine stays a festering wound on the conscience of the international neighborhood. The dialogue will be moderated by Dr. Zeina Jallad, Resident Fellow with the Institute for World Law and Coverage at Harvard Legislation University. 

Reserve Abstract:   

Contrary to conventional knowledge, there has been a continuing however vacillating gulf involving the specifications of intercontinental regulation and the UN on the question of Palestine. This reserve explores the UN’s management of the longest-managing trouble on its agenda, critically evaluating tensions amongst the organization’s position and intercontinental legislation. What kinds has the UN’s failure to respect intercontinental law taken, and with what implications? The writer critically interrogates the obtained wisdom pertaining to the UN’s fealty to the international rule of regulation, in favour of what is explained as an global rule by legislation. This e-book demonstrates that as a result of the actions of the UN, Palestine and its folks have been dedicated to a point out of what the author calls ‘international lawful subalternity’, according to which the promise of justice as a result of international legislation is regularly proffered underneath a cloak of political legitimacy furnished by the international neighborhood, but its realization is interminably withheld. 


Dr. Ardi Imseis is Assistant Professor of Legislation, College of Regulation, Queen’s College. Member of the Group of Eminent Intercontinental and Regional Authorities, the UN Human Legal rights Council fee of inquiry into the civil war in Yemen (2019-2021). Amongst 2002 and 2014, he served in senior legal and policy capacities in occupied Palestine with the United Nations Relief and Will work Company for Palestine Refugees in the Close to East (UNRWA) and is previous Senior Lawful Counsel to the Chief Justice of Alberta. He has furnished skilled testimony in his personal capacity before several substantial-stage bodies, including the UN Security Council, the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and to users of the British isles Property of Lords and the French Senate. His scholarship has appeared in a huge array of international journals, including the American Journal of Intercontinental Legislation, the European Journal of Worldwide Regulation, the Harvard Intercontinental Regulation Journal, and the Oxford Journal of Lawful Scientific studies. Professor Imseis is former Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine Yearbook of International Legislation (Brill 2008-2019) and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Human Rights Fellow, Columbia Law University. He holds a Ph.D. (Cambridge), an LL.M. (Columbia), LL.B. (Dalhousie), and B.A. (Hons.) (Toronto). 

This party is sponsored by the Centre for Center Eastern Reports, the Program on Law and Culture in the Muslim Entire world, the Human Legal rights Program in Harvard Legislation University, HLS Advocates for Human Rights, and the Religion, Peace, and Conflict Initiative at the Harvard Divinity School.  

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