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With a focus on Northern Ireland, Israel-Palestine and the War on Terror, this conference examines the individual and collective impact of arrest, detention and imprisonment policies in protracted conflicts. Further, it explores how detainees have used hunger strikes and other forms of collective action to challenge state policies and alter conflict dynamics.
Speakers will include practitioners, activists, lawyers, academics and ex-detainees. The event will consist of three panels (see below) with discussion, followed by a reception.
The event is made possible by the British Academy, with support from QUB’s Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security & Justice, and QUB’s School of Law Human Rights Centre. Please contact Julie Norman ( or Matt O’Neill ( for any further details.
The event is free and open to all, but please do RSVP!
Scheduled Programme:
Panel 1: CAGE: Reflections & Advocacy from Guantanamo (Moazzam Begg, Asim Qureshi, Muhammad Rabbani; Teresa Degenhardt)
Panel 2: Detention, Imprisonment & Resistance in Israel-Palestine (Malaka Shwaikh, Nery Ramati, Julie Norman)
Panel 3: Internment, Imprisonment & Resistance in NI and the UK, Past & Present (Michelle Butler, Niall O’Dochartaigh, Kieran McEvoy)

(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)

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