Human rights activist to speak Thursday at Pitt

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The University of Pittsburgh Law School will host human rights lawyer and political activist Michael Sfard on March 28 for a talk titled "Can the Occupier Provide Justice? The Dilemmas of Human Rights Litigation in Israeli Courts."

Mr. Sfard was born in Jerusalem to Polish parents who immigrated to Israel in 1968. "Sfard has brought numerous human rights and land-use cases challenging Israel's presence in the Palestinian territories. He also has represented Israeli conscientious objectors who refuse to serve in the military beyond the cease-fire lines established after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967," according to a release.

His talk will focus on Israeli-Palestinian issues in Palestinian territories, according to the release.

The talk will start at 7 p.m. in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom at 3900 Forbes Ave.

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