“Justice for Some:” A Talk with Noura Erakat Hosted by CJPME

Montreal, August 28, 2019 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is pleased to announce a three-city tour and talk with Noura Erakat, Palestinian-American author and law professor, centered around her new book “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine.” The talk will be presented in three Canadian cities: Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, September 11, 12 and 13.

“We are honored to be hosting a very well-articulated voice on Palestine. Noura Erakat has great command on the law and geopolitical implications in the history of Palestine” said CJPME President Thomas Woodley.  CJPME encourages the public to attend one of the three talks, and hopes that Erakat’s talks will elevate the discussion around Israel-Palestine in Canada.

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. Her research interests include human rights law, humanitarian law, national security law, refugee law, social justice, and critical race theory.  Erakat is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic magazine on the Middle East that combines scholarly expertise with grassroots activities. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and in the Question of Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2019). ​

Justice for Some offers a new approach to understanding the Palestinian struggle for freedom, told through the dynamics of international law. Focusing on key junctures—from the Balfour Declaration in 1917 to present-day wars on Gaza—Noura Erakat shows how the selective deployment of law has shaped the status quo in Israel-Palestine. According to Erakat, over the past century, international law has done more to advance Israel's interests than the Palestinians'. But, Erakat argues, this outcome was never inevitable. 

Tour dates and venues are as follows:




September 11, 2019
7pm – 9:15pm

September 12, 2019
7pm – 9:15pm 

September 13, 2019
6:30pm – 8:45pm

McGill Moot Court, Faculty of Law (New Chancellor Day Hall) 

St. Paul's Eastern United Church 

Bloor Street United Church 

3644 Peel St 
Montreal, QC H3A 1W9 

473 Cumberland St 
Ottawa, ON K1N 7K1 

300 Bloor St W 
Toronto, ON M5S 1W3 

About CJPME –
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a non-profit and secular organization bringing together men and women of all backgrounds who labour to see justice and peace take root again in the Middle East. Its mission is to empower decision-makers to view all sides with fairness and to promote the equitable and sustainable development of the region.

For more information and media slots, please contact Thomas Woodley 438-380-5410
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East www.cjpme.org

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