The Status of Palestinian Refugees in International Law
The conflict over Palestine has produced one of the most tragic and compelling refugee crises of the post-World War II era. However, insufficient efforts have been devoted to finding a just solution to the plight of nearly four million Palestinian refugees over the past half century. Neglect of the refugee problem has persisted despite the fact that the peace process launched in Madrid and Oslo in the 1990s raised hopes that a solution was within reach. The subsequent breakdown of the peace process has made an imminent solution to the refugee problem seem unlikely. This comprehensive book explores the status of Palestinian refugees in international law by focusing on the position of Palestinians in both the Arab world and the Western countries. It contains a thorough and useful analysis of various areas of international law, including refugee law, the law relating to stateless persons, humanitarian law, and human rights law, and probes their relevance to the provision of international protection for Palestinian refugees and the search for a just and comprehensive solution to the refugee problem.