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Gender and Migration in Palestine (2010)

This paper is concerned with legal rules and institutions in Palestine directly or indirectly affecting migrant women. In particular, this paper sheds light on family reunification, personal status, and nationality laws. Despite the Palestinian Authority’s apparent commitment to rejecting sex discrimination and in combating violence directed against women, there are still social and legal obstacles that hinder full equality. In fact, legal rules and institutions have not always been – and, indeed, are still not – gender-neutral. Continue reading Gender and Migration in Palestine (2010)

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Filling the gap? a survey of Palestinian case law on migration (2010)

Since its establishment in 1994, the Palestinian Authority has shown great interest in changing the Palestinian legal system through direct legislative intervention, despite its limited territorial, functional and personal jurisdiction. Yet for migration issues, the legislative intervention has been the exception rather than the rule. Such legislative stagnation was accompanied by lack of policies for migration issues in general. Continue reading Filling the gap? a survey of Palestinian case law on migration (2010)

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Impact of Israeli military order no.1650 of 2009 on Palestinians’ rights to legally reside in their own country. (2010)

A new Israeli military Order no. 1650 regarding the Prevention of Infiltration took effect on April 2010. Human-rights organizations expressed alarm at the new powers Israeli military forces will have in dealing with Palestinians who do not hold ‘lawful documents’ of stay in the occupied Palestinian territory. The objective of this paper is to investigate how this new order fits within a legal system Israel has set up in the West Bank and Gaza Strip through hundreds of military declarations and orders. Continue reading Impact of Israeli military order no.1650 of 2009 on Palestinians’ rights to legally reside in their own country. (2010)

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Are (Palestinian Authority’s) Legislated Statutes Substantially Different from (Israeli) Military Orders?. (2010)

During Second World War, Lord Atkin famously contradicted Cicero’s 2000-year-old dictum (Silent enim leges inter arma),1 when he said: “In this country, amid the clash of arms the laws are not silent. They may be changed, but they speak the same language in war as in peace.”2 In contemporary states, it is rare to rule by brutal force, even in times of emergencies, threats to national security, or even in times of occupation of an alien population. Continue reading Are (Palestinian Authority’s) Legislated Statutes Substantially Different from (Israeli) Military Orders?. (2010)

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The legal dimension of migration: the Palestine case. (2010)

In this report I consider Israeli policies aimed at reducing the number of Palestinians in the areas under its control. I then deal with the rights and freedoms of Palestinian refugees in host countries. I show how Palestinian refugees are dealt with in host countries as a security issue, with consequently limited rights and freedoms, an extra burden on their already fragile situation. I urge for a more stable legal status for Palestinian refugees.
Continue reading The legal dimension of migration: the Palestine case. (2010)

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Dealing with Highly-Skilled Migration: The Case of the Palestinian Authority (2010)

This publication is part of a series of papers on Highly-Skilled Migration written in the framework of the CARIM project and presented at a meeting organised in Florence: ‘Highly-Skilled Migration into, through and from Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa’ (30 November – 1 December 2009). Continue reading Dealing with Highly-Skilled Migration: The Case of the Palestinian Authority (2010)

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Converting Palestinians into infiltrators In their own home country : a new military order and same old policy. (2010)

A new Israeli military “Order regarding Prevention of Infiltration”, Order no.1650 of 2009, took effect on 13 April 2010, six months after being signed by the Israeli Commander of IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) in the “Judea and Samaria Area”.1 It is an amendment to a previously enforced Order no. 329 of 1969,2 almost as old as the occupation itself.3 Leading daily newspapers reported the alarming news and many International, Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations protested. Continue reading Converting Palestinians into infiltrators In their own home country : a new military order and same old policy. (2010)

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Status of rights and freedoms in the Palestinian law. (2010)

This report intends to provide a basis for a plan of action aiming at approximating Palestinian laws to rights and freedoms included in the BL and international standards. Article 10 (par.2) of the BL provides that “The Palestinian National Authority shall work without delay to become a party to regional and international declarations and covenants that protect human rights.”. Continue reading Status of rights and freedoms in the Palestinian law. (2010)