‘We Will Remain’ Screening Event + Q&A

Event date
19 June 2024
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Oxford week
TT 9
Members of the University
Bonavero Institute of Human Rights - Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium

Notes & Changes

Please note this event is open to Members of the University only.

“We Will Remain” is a 30-minutes documentary that intimately portrays the threatened Palestinian Bedouin communities scattered across the Jerusalem desert in the West Bank. As illegal settlements encroach upon their land, these communities confront an extreme coercive environment designed to uproot them, with potentially far-reaching consequences on the entire Palestinian people.

Through firsthand accounts and interviews, viewers witness the Bedouins’ enduring spirit as they confront relentless harassment and eviction pressure. The film sheds light on the broader implications while championing the need for justice, human rights, and cultural preservation.

“We Will Remain” serves as a rallying cry, inspiring viewers to stand in solidarity with the Bedouin communities. It captures their resilience, determination, and unwavering resolve to protect their ancestral land and way of life. The documentary seeks to spark awareness, dialogue, and action towards a just and equitable resolution.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with documentary producer, and current Research Visitor, Dr Alice Panepinto.

This work was supported by AHRC project AH/W006782/1, a collaboration between colleagues at QUB, Al Quds University (Palestine), Trinity College Dublin and Liverpool John Moores University. The creative work was produced by our project partners in Ramallah, Collage Productions.

Documentary trailer

Dr Alice Panepinto

Alice Panepinto

Dr Alice Panepinto is a Reader in Law at Queen's University Belfast, where she originally joined in 2017 as a Lecturer, prior to which she worked at Warwick University and outside academia in Jerusalem. 

Alice researches international law and human rights with a regional interest in the Middle East. She also explores land and property law issues linked to her core research themes. Her teaching reflects both her research interests and non-academic work.

Her monograph, Truth and Transitional Justice: Localising the International Legal Framework in Muslim Majority Legal Systems (Hart, 2022), investigates synergies between international law and Islamic law in furthering truth-seeking, the formation of collective memories and the victims’ right to know the truth, as key aims of the international paradigm of transitional justice and broadly supported by the shari’ah.

Between 2020-2024 Alice was PI to two parallel AHRC-funded projects exploring the impact of impunity for international law violations on the forcible transfer of Palestinian Bedouin communities in the Jerusalem periphery / central West Bank. An edited collection on the topic is forthcoming. 

At the Bonavero Institute, Alice will be researching settler violence as state violence in the occupied Palestinian territory, to better understand the extent to which acts committed by individuals can be ascribed to the state and what the legal consequences of that might be. 


Nina Keese

Nina Keese is a research assistant for the British Academy Global Professorship project on ‘Addressing the Digital Realm through the Grammar of Human Rights Law’ at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford. She has previously conducted independent research on online manipulation and the right to freedom of thought and has co-authored a book chapter on this topic in the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook on the Right to Freedom of Thought.

Before joining the Bonavero Institute, Nina worked as a legal consultant with the Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project (TLSP) (Middlesex University), providing support with applications, submissions, expert opinions, case monitoring, and recommendations to domestic and international human rights bodies and courts concerning systemic human rights violations in Turkey. She continues to provide legal assistance to TLSP at the present time.

Nina has conducted traineeships at the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DG for External Policies) - with a particular focus on MENA/Mashriq countries - and at the European Court of Human Rights. Currently, Nina is part of a group of lawyers working on a report on the situation of Palestinian lawyers and damage to judicial infrastructure in Gaza for the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH).

Nina holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in European and International Human Rights Law (Leiden University), and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) in English Law with French Law (University College London (UCL)). 

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Human Rights Law