Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
Author: 
Contributors:
Translated by
:
Safa Kanj
Copyedited by
:
Lamis Rida
Publisher: 
مؤسسة الدراسات الفلسطينية
Publication Year: 
2024
Language: 
Arabic
Number of Pages: 
416
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Abstract

This work deals with the Palestinian struggle for freedom through narrating the relationship between politics and international law during five decisive and historic turning points in the period 1917-2017. It argues that international law is merely a political matter. If it is to contribute to the liberation of mankind, it must be employed in the service of a sophisticated political program aimed at challenging the current strategic system which enhances and supports despotism. This argument is supported by an analysis of the present balance of powers, their historical context, and how the use of that law in a strategic manner has led to reformulating and applying international law as a means of both enhancing and damaging the interests of Israel and Palestine. The work ends by suggesting a number of counterintuitive alternatives in order to surmount the present crisis in the Palestine Question.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Noura Erakat is an attorney specializing in human rights. She is currently an Associate Professor in African Studies and the Criminal Law Program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She co-founded Jadaliyya ezine and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Palestine Studies.