MAY 2017 DELEGATION
MAY 13 - MAY 26, 2017
INCARCERATION, DETENTION, AND POLITICAL PRISONERS
Co-Sponsored by Defense for Children International - Palestine & CODEPINK - Women for Peace
This delegation is your chance to explore Palestinian and Israeli efforts to achieve peace with justice and delve deeper into the issues of detention and incarceration, the Israeli military court system, and political prisoners.
Connect with leaders of the No Way To Treat A Child Campaign and gain knowledge and resources to organize against child detention and related issues. As with all IFPB delegations, you will also meet additional Israelis and Palestinians working for peace and justice as well as visit many important historical sites.*
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The ground cost of $2,700 includes includes 13 days of the delegation, hotel and home stay accommodations, breakfasts and dinners, local transportation, guides, speaker/event fees, basic tips and gratuities. The cost does not include domestic and international airfare. Partial scholarships are available!
We pair experienced professional guides from Palestine with leading activists from North America to ensure the best possible learning experience and sustained support for delegates from the time the delegation begins until well after it formally ends. In addition to our Palestinian guide, the leadership team for for the May 2017 Delegation includes:
Brad Parker is a staff attorney and international advocacy officer at Defense for Children International - Palestine. He specializes in issues of juvenile justice and grave violations against children during armed conflict, and leads DCIP’s legal advocacy efforts on Palestinian children’s rights. Parker regularly writes and speaks on the situation of Palestinian children, particularly issues involving detention, ill-treatment and torture of child detainees within the Israeli military detention system. He is also very knowledgeable about violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Additionally, he leads DCIP's US Program. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law.
Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American lawyer and human rights advocate. In 2001 Arraf co-founded the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was one of the initiators and organizers of a delegation of American lawyers to Gaza in February 2009, and co-authored the report on their findings, Onslaught: Israel's Attack on Gaza and the Rule of Law. She has co-organized five successful sea voyages to the Gaza Strip to confront and challenge Israel's illegal blockade. Arraf received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, and her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law, where she focused on international human rights and humanitarian law. She is co-editor of the book Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement and has co-led two previous IFPB delegations.
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Don't miss this opportunity to join the May 2017 Delegation focusing on Incarceration, Detention and Political Prisoners. Explore Palestinian and Israeli efforts to achieve peace with justice and delve deeper into the issues of detention and incarceration, the Israeli military court system, and political prisoners.
* Meetings pertaining to the specific theme amount to an average of about 20% of all meetings and the overall emphasis remains with exploring the social and political realities in the region in general. Thus, any addition of a theme will not change the overall delegation itinerary greatly. Additionally, the ability to participate in the olive harvest is dependent on the stage of the olive harvest season and the weather on the ground.
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