The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been intertwined with, and has had a profound influence on, the principles of modern international law. Placing a rights-based approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the centre of discussions over its peaceful resolution, this book provides detailed consideration of international law and its application to political issues.
Through the lens of international law and justice, the book debunks the myth that law is not useful to its resolution, illustrating through both theory and practice how international law points the way to a just and durable solution to the conflict in the Middle East. Contributions from leading scholars in their respective fields give an in-depth analysis of key issues that have been marginalized in most mainstream discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
- Palestinian refugees
- legal and political frameworks
- the future of Palestine.
Written in a style highly accessible to the non-specialist, this book is an important addition to the existing literature on the subject. The findings of this book will not only be of interest to students and scholars of Middle Eastern politics, International Law, International Relations and conflict resolution, but will be an invaluable resource for human rights researchers, NGO employees, and embassy personnel, policy staffers and negotiators.
Introduction Susan Akram, Michael Dumper, Michael Lynk and Iain Scobbie Part I: Core Issues: Refugees and Jerusalem 1. The Palestinian Refugees: Protection and Assistance Scott Custer 2. The Palestinian Refugees: Durable Solutions Susan Akram 3. The Palestinian Refugees: Restitution and Compensation Terry Rempel and Paul Prettitore 4. Jerusalem Michael Dumper Part II: Security 5. The ICJ Advisory Opinion: Decolonization and the Law Stephanie Khouri 6. Security and International Law in the Israel-Palestine Conflict Omar Dajani Part III: Legal and Political Frameworks for a Durable Peace 7. Principles of Self-Determination in International Law, Applied to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict John Quigley 8. The Right to Natural Resources Iain Scobbie 9. Building the Rule of Law in Palestine Fares Milhem and Jamil Salem Part IV: Debating the Future 10. The Two State Solution Ian Lustick 11. The One State Solution George Bisharat