Talia Sasson - Coming to Australia in November

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Talia Sasson
one of the most prominent voices for human rights and peace in Israel

A former attorney, in 2005, Talia wrote the “Sasson Report” for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a legal opinion on the status of illegal settlements in the West Bank. Talia is on the board of the Council for Peace and Security, the steering committee of the Geneva Initiative and is the incoming president of the New Israel Fund.

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Talia Sasson is a board member in the Council for Peace and Security, a member of the Geneva Initiative’s steering committee, Yesh Din’s Public Council, and serves as counsel for various other NGOs in Israel. From 2004 to 2010, Talia taught a course on "Defences through law on democracy in Israel" in the faculty of law at Tel Aviv University as adjunct professor.

From 1979 to February 2004 she worked in the State Attorney’s office, and from 1989 to 1993 she headed the Civil Department in the Jerusalem district attorney. Between 1996 and 2004, she headed the Special Tasks Division of the State Attorney’s office. In that role she represented the government of Israel in the Supreme Court for 13 years in civil, criminal, constitutional and administrative cases and was involved also with different security and military issues.

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