International Human Rights Aspects of Repatriating Israeli Settlers from the West Bank

Israel-Paestine: Lands and Peoples (Omer Bartov ed, Berghahn, forthcoming 2020)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem International Law Forum Working Series [06-20]

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper 20-13

26 Pages Posted: 4 May 2020 Last revised: 24 Jun 2020

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Yael Ronen

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Hebrew University, Faculty of Law, Minerva Center for Human Rights; Academic Center for Science and Law, Hod Hasharon

Date Written: May 1, 2020

Abstract

Legal discourse on the status of Israeli settlers in the West Bank revolves almost exclusively on the (il)legality of the Israeli government’s settlements project and its consequences as a matter of state responsibility. It often concludes that Israel must dismantle the settlements. The present chapter considers the consequences of this obligation from an international human rights legal perspective. It indicates that repatriation of Israeli settlers in the context of an agreement with the Palestinians on an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank may encroach on a number of human rights. However, notwithstanding the hardship and loss that settlers might experience, repatriation would not, generally speaking, amount to a violation of human rights.

Keywords: Israel, Palestine, settlers, repatriation, human rights, expulsion, proportionality

Suggested Citation

Ronen, Yael, International Human Rights Aspects of Repatriating Israeli Settlers from the West Bank (May 1, 2020). Israel-Paestine: Lands and Peoples (Omer Bartov ed, Berghahn, forthcoming 2020), Hebrew University of Jerusalem International Law Forum Working Series [06-20], Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper 20-13, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3590072 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3590072

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