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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): Israel, Palestine, and Canada’s Commitment to International Law (Online event)
February 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ESTFree
The CIC National Capital Branch’s Middle East Study Group invites you to this event featuring Dr. Ardi Imseis, Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty of Law at Queen’s University
Canada prides itself as a progressive proponent of the rules-based international legal order. Has Ottawa remained true to this ideal in its policy on Israel/Palestine? Professor Ardi Imseis will examine two areas of current interest as he critically considers this question – Canada’s policy on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and Canada’s position on Palestine’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Dr. Ardi Imseis is Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. Member of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts, the UN Human Rights Council commission of inquiry into the civil war in Yemen (2019-2021). Between 2002 and 2014, he served in senior legal and policy capacities with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, and has provided expert testimony in his personal capacity before the UN Security Council on multiple occasions. Imseis is author of the United Nations and the Question of Palestine: Rule by Law and the Structure of international Legal Subalternity (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and his scholarship has appeared in a wide array of international journals, including the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. Imseis is former Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Human Rights Fellow, Columbia Law School, and Senior Legal Counsel to the Chief Justice of Alberta. He holds a Ph.D. (Cambridge), LL.M. (Columbia), LL.B. (Dalhousie), and B.A. (Hons.) (Toronto).