The Dean of the Hebron University College of Law and Political Science, Dr. Mutaz Qafisheh, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mr. Nidal Azzeh, Director of the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. The MOU includes a number of joint cooperation programs, including teaching the "International Refugee Law Course”, providing references, teaching materials, organizing educational field trips, and cooperation in the fields of research, conferences and workshops.
The purpose of the MOU is to contribute to the training of a group of qualified students capable to defend the rights of refugees, as there is a need for research on Palestinian refugees from legal, social, economic, political, and historical perspectives. This MOU, at the same time, forms the foundation for setting up a specialized refugee law clinic.
It is to be noted that the Law School has already started a program of cooperation with Badil Center during the current spring semester. This cooperation included organizing a field trip for law students to the city of Bethlehem that comprised visiting Badil’s library and Aida refugee camp. Badil’s Director also presented a series of specialized lectures for law students on the ongoing-displacement of Palestinians and on refugee rights, especially the right of return, as part of International Refugee Law course taught by professor Qafisheh.