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Beyond occupation: apartheid, colonialism and international law in the occupied Palestinian territories

Tilley, Virginia (2012) Beyond occupation: apartheid, colonialism and international law in the occupied Palestinian territories. Pluto Press, London, London, i-416. ISBN 0745332358

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    Abstract

    Beyond Occupation looks at three contentious terms that regularly arise in contemporary arguments about Israel's practices towards Palestinians in the occupied territories 14occupation, colonialism and apartheid 14and considers whether their meanings in international law truly apply to Israel's policies. This analysis is timely and urgent, as colonialism and apartheid are particularly serious breaches of human rights law and apartheid is a crime against humanity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The contributors present conclusive evidence that Israel 19s administration of the Palestinian territories is consistent with colonialism and apartheid, as these regimes are defined in human rights law. Their analysis further shows that these practices are deliberate Israeli state policies, imposed on the Palestinian civilian population under military occupation. These findings raise serious implications for the legality and legitimacy of Israel's continuing occupation of the Palestinian territories and the responsibility of the entire international community to challenge practices considered contrary to fundamental values of the international legal order.

    Item Type: Book
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    K Law > KZ Law of Nations
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email virginia.tilley@usp.ac.fj
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 16:23
    Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 12:59
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5610
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