2017 James Graff Memorial Lecture

November 29, 2017  –  7:30pm EST

50 Years and Counting: Legality of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Speaker: Michael Lynk, UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine


Victoria College Chapel, 2nd Floor Room 213, Victoria College Building, 91 Charles Street, Toronto


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Speaker Background

Michael Lynk is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University, in London, Ontario. He joined the Faculty in 1999, and has taught courses in labour, human rights, disability, constitutional and administrative law. One of the books Professor Lynk has co-edited is International Law and the Middle East Conflict (Routledge, 2011) with Susan Akram, Michael Dumper and Iain Scobbie.

In March 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Professor Lynk as the 7th Special Rapporteur for the human rights situation in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967. He recently issued his first report as Special Rapporteur to the United Nations General Assembly.


If your organization would like to endorse this event and have the organization acknowledged here and the night of the event please get in touch – info@necefsabeel.ca.  All we ask is that endorsing organizations share about the event through their network.  November 29th is the UN declared International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, join CFOS in coming together for this event to mark this day!

This event is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, a theological college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto.  Informed by its Christian heritage, relationship with both church and university, and its Canadian, urban, and pluralistic location, Emmanuel College provides an education characterized by rigorous theological inquiry, contextual analysis, commitment to justice, and inclusive practice. Learn more about Emmanuel College at www.emmanuel.utoronto.ca