The lecture will investigate how the definition of Israel as a Jewish State has shaped the land regime in Israel, and the implications on the land rights of the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Suhad will be drawing on her experience defending the land and planning rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel before Israeli planning authorities and the Israeli Supreme Court.
Suhad Bishara is the Director of Adalah’s Land and Planning Rights Unit and is a human rights and constitutional lawyer specializing in the land, property, and planning rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel, Palestinian refugees, and Palestinians living under Occupation. She has worked with Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, since 2001, and serves as director of the organization’s land and planning rights unit. She is a former partner in private law firm specializing in urban planning from 1996-2001, and served as a legal consultant to the Association of Forty, the Arab Steering Committee for Urban Planning in the Galilee Society (RA), and the Hotline for Battered Women. Suhad is former Chairperson of the Committee for Educational Guidance for Arab Students and a founder of Kayan – A Feminist Organization. She received an L.L.B. in Law from the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University in 1993, and an L.L.M. in Public Service Law from New York University School of Law (USA) in 2001.
The Conflict, Security, and Development Series is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU’s Global Institute for Public Health, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner.
Each Tuesday, this series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent analytical and practical innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations.