UNRWA and Palestine Refugee Rights: New Assaults, New Challenges
Institute for Palestine Studies
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The first installment of Current Issues in Depth aims to clarify the legal and historical issues regarding Palestine refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) that are being challenged by the current US Administration.  


The author is an Affiliate Researcher with Georgetown University and the American University of Beirut; and co-author, with Lex Takkenberg of The Status of Palestine Refugees in International Law: A Tale of Fragmentation and Opportunity, expected to be published by Oxford University Press (in English) and IPS (in Arabic) in 2019/2020. The paper largely draws on research that the author has carried out in connection with writing the aforementioned book. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author. The author is grateful for comments received on drafts of the paper from Dr Anis Kassim – who was among the first encouraging her to write the paper – Rex Brynen, Terry Rempel, Jo Kelcey, Isabelle Mihoubi Astor, Anne Irfan and several UN officials who have requested not to be named.