The vicious cycle of Palestinian workers in Israeli settlements (2009)

This paper is interested in presenting the status of rights of Palestinians working in Israeli settlements. Available reports suggest that these are subjected to discrimination, exploitation and human-rights violations both in terms of employment conditions and safety measures. In October 2007, the Israeli High Court ruled unanimously that Israeli labor laws applied equally to Israeli employers and their Palestinian West Bank workers. The decision signs a breakthrough for Palestinian workers Continue reading The vicious cycle of Palestinian workers in Israeli settlements (2009)

Family Unification of Residents in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (2009)

Family unification refers to the administrative procedure through which foreign nationals are granted, on the request of a relative, a legal status in the territory of the state where the applicant is legally staying. In the case of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), the regulation of family unification is anomalous, with regards to the concerned state and regulations, the applicant and the concerned relatives Continue reading Family Unification of Residents in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (2009)

Palestinian Refugees in Arab States: A Rights-Based Approach (2009)

This paper tackles the issue of Palestinian refugees in host Arab states, their legal status and rights. The paper’s criteria can be found in those universally accepted standards applicable to refugees, as a special category of persons in need of national and international protection and assistance, and in those minimum guarantees (human rights and freedoms) which are present in international conventions and declarations Continue reading Palestinian Refugees in Arab States: A Rights-Based Approach (2009)