Livestream: Palestinians Take Biden to Court

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Join the Center for Constitutional Rights and our partners for a multi-part livestream on January 26 to amplify the hearing in our federal lawsuit, Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) v. Biden.

January 26 is also the We Charge Genocide International Day of Action for Permanent Ceasefire, and the Center for Constitutional Rights and our partners are encouraging people all over the world to hold watch events to follow the pre-hearing livestream and then to switch to the court stream when that begins at 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. EST.


Pre-hearing Briefing (online)
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (PST) / 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST) / 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Palestine)

During the YouTube livestream, lawyers, advocates, and organizers will share analysis about the importance to the Palestinian solidarity movement of this momentous court hearing and the DCIP v. Biden case, which charges the Biden administration with complicity in and failure to prevent Israel’s unfolding genocide against Palestinians. You can watch on the Center for Constitutional Rights YouTube page. 

Hearing in Defense for Children International - Palestine v. Biden (In-person & online)
Time: 9:00 a.m. (PST) / 12 p.m. (EST) / 7 p.m. (Palestine) 

The hearing, which will include live testimony by our plaintiffs and expert, will take place in person at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 1301 Clay Street in Oakland, CA. You can also watch the court’s online stream – instructions for how to join the public hearing on Zoom can be found on Judge White’s page on the court website.

NOTE: it is possible that the court's online stream reaches capacity and you may not be able to watch the stream live. However, the Court is recording on the hearing and will make it available to the public at a later time.

Defense for Children International - Palestine v. Biden was filed in November by the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel Van Der Hout LLP against the President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense on behalf of two Palestinian human rights organizations and eight Palestinians in the U.S. and Palestine. The case challenges the U.S. government's failure to prevent and complicity in Israel’s unfolding genocide of the Palestinian people and asks the court to order the Biden administration to cease diplomatic and military support and comply with its legal obligations under international and federal law. The hearing on the preliminary injunction motion and the government’s motion to dismiss the case will take place on Friday, January 26.

Post-hearing Press Conference (online)
Time: *1 p.m. (PST) / 4 p.m. (EST) / 10 p.m. (Palestine) 
*(Flexible, depends on when the hearing ends)

After the hearing, tune in again to the Center for Constitutional Rights YouTube page to hear immediate reactions to the hearing from the Palestinian plaintiffs and Center for Constitutional Rights attorneys who were in the courtroom. 

Find out more on our case page and Stop the Genocide resource page.

01/26/2024 from 10:30 AM to  4:30 PM
Event Details
Interest Areas Palestinian Solidarity, Torture, War Crimes, & Militarism
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Date Modified 2024-01-26 12:45