Sadaka Second High-level Forum March 2022
Israeli Apartheid: Developing Ireland’s Strategy
Session 1: Israeli Apartheid – the International Legal Framework.
Keynote Address: Professor Michael Lynk: Israel’s conduct of its occupation of the Palestinian Territory: a breach of the prohibition
against apartheid in international law?
We were fortunate to welcome Professor Michael Lynk as the keynote speaker. Professor Lynk was appointed Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967 in 2016. He 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 has also published articles on the application of international law to the Middle East. He has regularly acted as a labour arbitrator in Canada, speaks frequently at labour law and industrial relations conferences and has advised governments and international organisations 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, Ontario, in 2001. Back to Forum