Come hear Michael Sfard, a renowned Israeli human rights lawyer who litigates for Israeli activists and Palestinians.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 I 7:00-9:00 PM
NYU Law School
VanderbiltHall I 40 Washington Square South, Room 214 I New York City
Born 1972, Michael Sfard is a lawyer specializing in international human rights law and the laws of war with a special emphasis on the law of belligerent occupation. He has served as counsel in numerous important cases on these topics in Israel, including the successful litigations for the removal of settlements built on private Palestinian lands (such as Migron and Amona), petitions concerning the Separation Barrier (among them the “Alfei Menashe” and the Bil’in cases), and the challenge to the Israeli policy of targeted killings. He is the legal adviser to several Israeli human rights organizations and peace groups (such as Yesh Din, Peace Now, Breaking the Silence and the Human Rights Defenders Fund), and he represents Palestinian communities and Israeli and Palestinian activists.
Sfard grew up in Jerusalem, served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a military paramedic. Sfard was a conscientious objector and spent three weeks in military prison because of his refusal to serve in Hebron.
CO-SPONSORS Brooklyn For Peace • Students for Justice in Palestine – The New School • NYU Law Students for Justice in Palestine
Subway: A, B, C ,D, E, F and M to West 4th Street • 1 to Christopher Street