Invitation to a Discussion on Monday, August 13

Washington, DC | August 10, 2007 | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Research Institute (ADC-RI) and the Palestine Center invite you to a discussion on human rights and international law in Lebanon. This event will take place on Monday, August 13, at the Palestine Center (2425 Virginia Avenue) from 6:30-8pm. Registration is required, unregistered guests will not be admitted.
To register, send the name of the event, your name, affiliation and contact information to by 12:00 noon Monday, August 13. The briefing will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by Q & A. Light refreshments will be provided. This briefing is free and open to the public.
Speakers include: Carol F. Khawly, J.D. Director of Legal Advocacy, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), and Houeida Saad, J.D., Adjunct Professor of Law, The Washington College of Law at American University.
The discussion is framed around ADC-RI’s report “Eyewitness Lebanon, July-August 2006: An International Law Inquiry.” 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. It is the most extensive study to be released to date on the events in Lebanon during July and August 2006. The mission was conducted by Arab-American attorney Houeida Saad who discussed her methods of field research, including what she saw and with whom she spoke to obtain the first-hand information included in the report. The framework for the Report’s legal inquiry is international law and international humanitarian law, also known as “the laws of war.” To purchase a copy of the report or download it in PDF format, please visit

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