Occupation, colonialism, apartheid? A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law

du Plessis, Max, El-Ajou, Fatmeh, Kattan, Victor, Kearney, Michael, Reynolds, John, Rosenberg, Rina, Scobbie, Iain and Tilley, Virginia (2009) Occupation, colonialism, apartheid? A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law. Project Report. Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town.

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Abstract

This study was commissioned and coordinated by the Middle East Project (MEP) of the Democracy and Governance Programme, a research programme of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.

The genesis of this study was the suggestion made in January 2007 by Professor John Dugard, in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, that Israel’s military occupation displays elements of colonialism and apartheid. The Human Sciences Research Council commissioned this study to scrutinise Professor Dugard’s hypothesis from the perspective of international law.

Over a period of 15 months, the team of scholars engaged in extensive research, discussion, and rounds of lively debate through seven drafts. The result is the consensus represented in this report, offered here for public discussion. Constructive criticism is welcomed, in order that shortcomings in this document may be addressed in a future edition. Although this study is essentially a legal document, observations from other disciplines are encouraged.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations > KZ6350 Enforced settlement of international disputes > KZ6378 Law of war and neutrality. Jus belli > KZ6440 Humanitarian law
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Depositing User: Michael Kearney
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 07:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43295

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