‘International law, the Occupation and Accountability’

Feb 18 2021 Posted: 09:35 GMT


‘International law, the Occupation and Accountability’  



(Faculty of Law, Western Law, Ontario and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967).  

Time: 01:30 – 2:30 PM (Irish Standard Time) 

Date: 18 February 2021  

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Speaker Biography

Professor S. Michael Lynk is Associate Professor of Law at Western University in London, Ontario, where he teaches labour law, constitutional law and human rights law. Before becoming an academic, he practiced labour law and refugee law for a decade in Ottawa and Toronto. He also worked for the United Nations on human rights and refugee issues in Jerusalem. 

Professor Lynk has written widely on labour law and human rights issues in Canada, and he has also published articles on the application of international law to the Middle East conflict. He has regularly acted as a labour arbitrator in Canada, he speaks frequently at labour law and industrial relations conferences and he has advised governments and international organizations on labour law and human rights issues. Professor Lynk received his B.A. (with honours) and his LL.B. from Dalhousie University, and completed his LL.M. at Queen's University in 2001.  

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur 

The task of the Special Rapporteur is to assess the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, report publicly about it, and work with governments, civil society and others to foster international cooperation. The Special Rapporteur undertakes regular visits or missions to the Occupied Palestinian Territory and reports annually to the Human Rights Council. OHCHR provides him with logistical and technical assistance. Prof. Lynk (Canada), was appointed in 2016.


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