The Legal Framework for Palestinian Security Sector Governance (2007)

The Amended Basic Law of 2003 stipulates: ‘The security forces and the police shall be regulated by law.’1 This clause was already present in the very early drafts of the Palestinian ‘quasi-constitution’. Yet, after more than ten years of Palestinian self-rule, there is little legislation regulating the work of the security organisations of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Continue reading The Legal Framework for Palestinian Security Sector Governance (2007)

Palestine: the legal dimension of migration (2007)

Migration law covers the regulation of entry, residence and settlement, border-crossing and departure, sanctions for the transgression of such rules, as well as the protection of migrants through the legal regulation of their rights, often proclaimed on the international level and sometimes incorporated in national law. The legislative position of the PA is anomalous on both counts. First, the regulation of migration implies the sovereign control of borders, which the PA does not currently exercise. Continue reading Palestine: the legal dimension of migration (2007)