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June 2009
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June 2009 Year 2008-2009

The Program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps,
the Norwegian Refugee Council, and
the AUB Masters Program in Urban Planning and Policy and Urban Design

cordially invite you to an open panel discussion on

"Housing, Land and Property Rights and Laws: Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon and the Case of Nahr el Bared"
with presentations by

Nizar Saghieh
Lawyer and Author of the NRC report on Housing and Property Rights

Ismael Sheikh Hassan
Head, Nahr el Bared Reconstruction Commission

moderated by
Dr. Mona Fawaz
Assistant Professor, AUB

Date: Tuesday 30 June 2009
Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B1, College Hall, AUB

In 2001, the 1969 Presidential Decree on Foreign Acquisition of Property was amended, prohibiting Palestinians in Lebanon from owning land and property.  This has heightened the level of informal leasing and purchasing practices with an accompanying increase of stakeholders, including Palestinian popular committees, managing the procedures.

After the destruction of the Nahr el Bared camp in 2007, the issue of land and property rights has been highlighted.  The Adjacent Area of the camp falls outside of UNRWA's jurisdiction and hence falls outside of the reconstruction Master Plan. As a consequence people formerly living in buildings destroyed during the conflict have been left without a clear plan regarding rebuilding. 

Research and Policy Forum on Climate Change and Environment in the Arab World
The Danish Embassy in Lebanon
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

cordially invite you to the launch of a new IISD report

"Rising Temperatures, Rising Tensions: climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East"


Jan Top Christensen
Danish Ambassador to Beirut

Dr. Mutasem El Fadel

Farah Salka

Oli Brown
Author of IISD report

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2009
Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
Location: Auditorium A, West Hall, AUB

The Danish Embassy in Lebanon is pleased to invite you to the launch of Rising Temperatures, Rising Tensions, a new report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on the links between climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East.

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