Confronting apartheid
A critical discussion

Confronting apartheid: A critical discussion

International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Thursday, 11 Apr 2019, 16:15

End date

Thursday, 11 Apr 2019, 17:45

International Institute of Social Studies
Spoken Language

This event on Confronting Apartheid involves a critical discussion about the law and legal history of apartheid, the impact of apartheid on society and civic and government responses to this.


John Dugard Professor of International Law, author of Confronting Apartheid (2018)

Ronnie Barkan Founder of the Israeli Movement Boycott From Within

Shawan Jabarin Human Rights Lawyer, General Director of Al-Haq (Palestine)

Adri Nieuwhof Writer & Former Member of Holland Committee on Southern Africa

Moderated by Jeff Handmaker

This discussion provides a unique opportunity to discuss apartheid from four crucial perspectives. 

Professor John Dugard will share a lifetime of experiences, documented in a recent book, as a scholar, jurist and also as an advisor to the United Nations, regarding apartheid regimes in South Africa, Namibia and Palestine.

Mr. Ronnie Barkan, an Israeli human rights activist and founder of the movement Boycott From Within, will discuss his perspectives on apartheid as a critical Israeli, exercising non-violent resistance both in Israel and abroad.

Ms. Adri Nieuwhof, who worked from the late 1970s with the Holland Committee for Southern Africa, will share her past experiences mobilizing globally against apartheid in South Africa and, in recent years, mobilizing against Israeli apartheid as a journalist and human rights advocate.

And finally, Mr. Shawan Jabarin, a longtime Palestinian lawyer, human rights advocate and currently Comissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and General Director of the ICJ-affiliated organization Al-Haq, will share his experiences challenging Israel’s apartheid policies in the West Bank by way of the Courts and other means.


Due to a significant expected turn-out, you are kindly requested to register for this event so that we can keep track of numbers. We respect the Dutch privacy regulations and will not save any personal information.

Photo credit: Caption:  © Israeli forces detain 16-year-old Fawzi al-Juneidi during confrontations between Palestinians and the army in the West Bank city of Hebron that followed protests against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, 7 December. The boy, who was beaten by soldiers during his arrest, was released on bail 20 days later. Wisam Hashlamoun APA images © 2019 Electronic Intifada

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