Ambassador Abdulhadi attended an event organised by the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP) that saw Professor John Dugard discuss with Professor Ben Saul the issue of whether international law has failed Palestine.
The discussion was lively and engaging, addressing the key international law issues relating to Palestine and Israel.
Professor John Dugard is a South African professor of International Law and Human Rights and has served on the International Court of Justice and as a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories from 2001-2008. As an outspoken critic of the policies of Israel in relation to Palestinians, Dugard has stated, “I’m a South African who lived through apartheid and I have no hesitation in saying that Israel’s crimes are infinitely worse than those committed by the apartheid regime of South Africa.”
Professor Ben Saul is the Challis Chair of International Law at the University of Sydney.
The discussion was introduced by Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Chair of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney.