Edward C. Corrigan

Canadian & International Politics

March 14, 2017. Edward Corrigan, a well known London-based human rights and immigration/refugee lawyer with a special interest in Middle East affairs, presented and discussed his views on Israel and Palestine and the Middle East issues to the CIC NCB MESG. In reviewing the origin of the seemingly chaotic state of affairs in the Middle East, Mr. Corrigan provided an extensive historical context that began with the economic and political aspirations of the East India Company, followed by several key events that eventually led to the WWI, WWII, the cold war, and the subsequent implementation of the Brzezinski/Carter doctrine..... it was a pleasure to meet with Ed and to learn from his extensive research and knowledge pertaining to the history of the region.

Hamid Jorjani, Chair
Middle East Study Group - Ottawa Branch

Dear Ed,
I am writing to thank you for accepting to be our invited speaker at MEDG's luncheon/conference on Tuesday March 14, 2017. Your lecture on Apartheid in Palestine was truly remarkable and several guests who attended your conference thanked me for attracting such a prominent lawyer and brilliant speaker as Edward Corrigan from London Ontario to speak on Apartheid in Palestine at this MEDG luncheon/conference in Ottawa. You were admired not only for your mastery of the subject and your eloquence, but also for your selfless dedication to the cause of human rights in Occupied Palestine as well as in other parts of the wold where human rights are trampled.
Thank you again Ed

Joseph Debanné
Chair, Middle East Discussion Group ('MEDG')

Ed spoke today at the Middle East Discussion group in Ottawa on Israel's apartheid laws and policies. Very well prepared, thorough talk reviewing the array of Israel's racist policies. A pleasure to see Ed in action.

Diana Ralph, MSW, PhD
Co-founder of Independent Jewish Voices Canada in 2008 and currently serves on its Steering Committee. She was an Associate Professor of Social Work, Carleton University (retired) and is the author of two books, Work and Madness and Open for Business/Closed to People.

Ed Corrigan holds a B.A. in History and a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Ed also has a Law Degree from the University of Windsor and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1992. In the last 13 years he has distinguished himself as a lawyer and is recognized as one of the top Immigration lawyers in Canada. His academic area of expertise is the Middle East and he has published numerous articles in academic and journalistic publications.

Academic Curriculum Vitae





Ed Corrigan's chapter, "Israel and Apartheid: A Framework for Legal Analysis," published in Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences, Edited by Ghada Ageel, (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, January 2016).

The book, Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences, Edited by Ghada Ageel, (University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, January 2016) has now been published. My chapter, "Israel and Apartheid: A Framework for Legal Analysis," is part of the compilation of essays and was written especially for the book.

Follow this link to my chapter which is now posted on my web site.

IS THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION MOVING TOWARDS APARTHEID?, by Allan Brownfeld, Jewish Currents, January 11, 2017 (Alternate link)

As a contributor to the book I am entitled to a 40% discount on copies of the book. That puts the price of the book with the 40% discount at $35.97. If you would like to buy the book at the discounted rate you can send the payment to my office and I will order one for you. Payment must be made in advance. You can then pick up the book in London at my office or when I am in Toronto.

The list of contributors is found below. This book should be of interest to those who want to understand both the Israeli and the Palestinian perspectives on this important international issue. The book is endorsed by Professor Noam Chomsky and Professor Richard Falk writes the forward to the book. There are Israeli and Palestinian contributors as well as "other leading experts-Palestinian and Israeli, academic and activist."

The book can be also be purchased through the University of Alberta Press or through Wayne State University Press.

University of Alberta Press
Wayne State University Press

I hope you find the book of interest.

Links To Ed Corrigan's Published Articles