Climbing the Walls: International Law, Settlements and the Construction of a Security Barrier Protecting Settlers
29 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2013 Last revised: 15 Apr 2015
Date Written: December 5, 2013
Nearly a decade has passed since the International Court of Justice published its Construction of a Wall advisory opinion, advising that Israel settlements in the West Bank and the entire Israeli security barrier in the West Bank are unlawful. This working paper (originally submitted as a paper for a seminar given by Prof Malcolm Shaw on Human Rights and the Law of Territory) seeks to demonstrate why the Court advised incorrectly on these two points.
Keywords: Israel, West Bank, Occupation, Security barrier, Extraterritorial application of human rights, Settlements
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