International Refugee Day: Seminar at the British Parliament, confronting the challenges of Palestin

International Refugee Day: Seminar at the British Parliament, confronting the challenges of Palestin

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) has finalized its preparation for the event on 18th June at the House of Commons and a full list of speakers has now been confirmed.

The event is one of many planned across Europe to commemorate international refugee day (20June). These events will commence in UK on 18 June and end in Geneva 22 June.

International Refugee Day is an annual event launched by the United Nations to highlight the plight of millions of refugees worldwide who are forced to flee their homes. 

It is organized in partnership with the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR) and other NGOs, focusing on the legal, political and humanitarian aspects of the plight of Palestinian refugees.

The event on 22 June will be held during the UN Human Rights Councils second session at the UN office in Geneva. 

Five MPs, who visit Palestine regularly, sometimes as members of PRC delegation to the region, will be amongst the panelist. Joining them is an UNRWA representatives and members of the refugee community.

Full Panel: 

• Sir Gerald Kaufmann MP

• Andy Slaughter MP

• Jeremy Corbyn MP

• Ian Murray MP

• Andrew Love MP

• Ardi Imseis, Field Legal Officer with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

• Mohammed Al Hamid (Chair of PRC board of Trustees)

• Dr. Tariq Tahboob (Association of Palestinian Doctors in Europe)

Venue and time:

House of Common on Monday, 18th of June from 6.30pm to 9pm, Room (CR 15). 

PRC will also show a small clip from its upcoming film produced in collaboration with Aljazeera about Palestinian refugees from Iraq.

Palestinian refugees comprise of the largest and longest standing case of refugees and displaced persons in modern history. 2012 marked the 64th anniversary of the Nakba, the beginning of their ongoing cycle of exile and dispossession.

64 since their exile, Palestinians all over the world are facing many difficult challenges all over the world, In Israel, Gaza, Jerusalem, Iraq, Lebanon, Jerusalem, Libya and Brazil. This event will highlight them.

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