Webinar: Lecture with Michael Lynk UN Special Rapporteur for the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territory Occupied since 1967
The title for Mr. Lynks presentation is: Responsibilities for addressing human rights violations in the OPT (Occupied Palestinian Territory): The Occupant (Israel), the Occupied (PA), the High Contracting Parties (to the Geneva Conventions), UN treaty bodies. It will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion. See the Zoom webinar here:
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Mr. Michael Lynk was designated by the UN Human Rights Council in 2016 as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967. The mandate was originally established in 1993 by the then UN Commission on Human Rights. Professor 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.
The Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council’s independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Special Procedures experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity.