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ADC-RI to Release Landmark Report on Lebanon

Washington, DC | June 5, 2007 | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute (ADC-RI) will be releasing an in-depth Report entitled, “Eyewitness Lebanon, July —August 2006: An International Law Inquiry,” on Saturday, June 9, during the ADC Annual National Convention.
The Report “Eyewitness Lebanon, July-August 2006: An International Law Inquiry” is intended to serve as an educational resource, and a comprehensive reference for the academic and legal communities, including students. The Report is based on extensive research from a wide variety of documented sources and includes first-hand interviews and accounts carried out by ADC-RI during a month-long fact finding mission. The framework for the Report’s legal inquiry is international law and international humanitarian law, also known as “the laws of war.”
“Eyewitness Lebanon, July — August 2006: An International Law Inquiry” is the most extensive study to be released to date on the events in Lebanon during July and August 2006. According to Marty Rosenbluth, Country Specialist for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority at Amnesty International USA*, “This new report from ADC-RI is extremely comprehensive, both in its scope and its depth. ADC-RI has done an impressive job in documenting the effect of the war on the civilian population in Lebanon and analyzing it in the context of international humanitarian law. Anyone who wants to look at how the war in Lebanon affected Lebanese civilians should read this report.”
The release of this landmark Report will be accompanied by a panel discussion to be held from 3:00-4:15 pm in the Regency Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Copies of the 230-page Report will be available at that time.
ADC-RI dedicates this landmark Report to all innocent civilian victims of the July — August 2006 tragedy.
WHAT:
Release and discussion of Report
“Eyewitness Lebanon, July — August 2006: An International Law Inquiry”
WHO:
Panel Experts include:
Carol Khawly, ADC Director of Legal Advocacy
Denyse Sabagh, Esq.
Virginia N. Sherry, Report Author and Principal Researcher
Houeida Saad, Report Editor and Field Researcher
Marty Rosenbluth, Amnesty International USA
John O. Quigley, International Law Professor, The Ohio State University
WHEN:
Saturday, June 9, 2007 from 3:00-4:15pm
WHERE:
Regency Ballroom, Omni Shoreham Hotel,
2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
* Mr. Rosenbluth‘s affiliation is listed for identification purpose only.