The Rights of Palestinian Refugees and Territorial Solutions in Historic Palestine

Susan Musarrat Akram, "The Rights of Palestinian Refugees and Territorial Solutions in Historic Palestine," Chapter 11 in THE FAILURE OF THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION: The Prospects of One State in the Israel-Palestine Conflict (I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., London & New York, 2013), pp. 171-184.

Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-34

Posted: 26 Jun 2014

Date Written: June 25, 2014

Abstract

The chapter addresses the territorial implications of the rights of Palestinian refugees in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as measured under international law. The chapter focuses on the central issues, addressing the questions: how do rights of return, property restitution and compensation affect the claims to state territory? Concerning self-determination in the territory of former Palestine, which people are entitled to self-determination -- Palestinians, the Jewish people, Israeli Jews, or Israelis? And over which territory are the 'people' entitled to exercise their self-determination. The main legal principles and sources that provide the framework to address these questions are set out and examined.

Keywords: Palestinian refugees, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, rights of return, property restitution and compensation, international law, self-determination, UNCCP, UNRWA. UN Resolution 194 of 11 December 1948

JEL Classification: K11, K19, K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Akram, Susan Musarrat, The Rights of Palestinian Refugees and Territorial Solutions in Historic Palestine (June 25, 2014). Susan Musarrat Akram, "The Rights of Palestinian Refugees and Territorial Solutions in Historic Palestine," Chapter 11 in THE FAILURE OF THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION: The Prospects of One State in the Israel-Palestine Conflict (I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., London & New York, 2013), pp. 171-184., Boston Univ. School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 14-34, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458939

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