UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
with support from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem
“Forced demographic change in Jerusalem – grave breaches and a threat to peace”
The UN Palestinian Rights Committee, with support from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will hold the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem on “Forced demographic change in Jerusalem – grave breaches and a threat to peace” on 1 July 2021 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (New York Time), via WebEx.
The Conference aims to enhance the understanding of the prevailing realities caused by the ongoing Israeli policies and practices to change the demographics and status quo in occupied East Jerusalem, with a special focus on evictions of Palestinians from their homes and demolitions of Palestinian houses and other structures in the City, and exploring means of addressing such violations in order to advance a just and peaceful resolution of the question of Palestine based on international law and the relevant UN resolutions.
Speakers will highlight specific aspects of the issue, including (1) evictions and demolitions under international law and ongoing efforts to challenge these policies and practices; (2) the role of non-State actors; (3) the roles and responsibilities of Member States under international law to oppose ongoing violations and ensure accountability; and (4) the broader issue of Jerusalem as a final status issue.