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A Year of Gaza’s Marches of Return: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Targeting Protected Groups

A Year of Gaza’s Marches of Return: War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Targeting Protected Groups

The independent international commission of inquiry on the protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, ...
Confronting Racism, Discrimination, and Segregation against Palestinians: the CERD’s First Inter-State Complaint

Confronting Racism, Discrimination, and Segregation against Palestinians: the CERD’s First Inter-State Complaint

In April 2018, the State of Palestine filed an interstate complaint against Israel with the Committee on the ...
Why There is No Right of Return

Why There is No Right of Return

Previously, on this blog, Ms. Loureen Sayej wrote an interesting article entitled Palestinian Refugees and the ...
International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza   

International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza  

The death of 60 Palestinians under Israeli fire at the Israel-Gaza border fence on May 14 has sent palpable ...
Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return in International Law

Palestinian Refugees and the Right of Return in International Law

On this 70th commemoration of the Nakba (catastrophe), Palestinian refugees and their descendants still constitute ...
The future of law clinics: Part 1 – Social Justice, Human Rights and Law Clinics

The future of law clinics: Part 1 – Social Justice, Human Rights and Law Clinics

It was clear from an excellent workshop in Tel Aviv University last month that an impressive number and variety of ...
Retroactively Legalizing Illegal Settlements: What’s the ‘Greater Jerusalem’ Bill?

Retroactively Legalizing Illegal Settlements: What’s the ‘Greater Jerusalem’ Bill?

With Israeli settlement expansion continuing unabated in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Israeli Knesset’s ...
President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem: A Legal Analysis

President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem: A Legal Analysis

In a proclamation signed on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump unilaterally  recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s ...
A Supreme Court at the Centre of a Deeply Divided Society

A Supreme Court at the Centre of a Deeply Divided Society

From January 01 to April 01 2015 I worked as a Foreign Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel. This internship ...
Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

Detention of African Asylum Seekers in Israel: Welcome to Round Three

In a previous post, I analysed the Israeli High Court of Justice's (HCJ) judgment in Gebrselassie v. Knesset et al ...
Second Strike and You are (Finally) Out? The Israeli Supreme Court quashes (again) the Prevention of Infiltration Law

Second Strike and You are (Finally) Out? The Israeli Supreme Court quashes (again) the Prevention of Infiltration Law

On 22 September 2014, the Israeli Supreme Court sitting as a High Court of Justice quashed in a 217-page judgment ...
Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

On 30 January 2014, the Israeli Government published a draft bill on surrogacy. This proposed amendment to Israel's

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