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Title: (Rule of) Law and Development in Palestine
Authors: Khalil, Asem
Keywords: Palestine - History - National Authority , 1994-
Law and development - Palestine
Palestine - History - Israeli occupation , 1967-
Rule of law - Palestine
Legality
Legalism
Israeli Occupation
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: (Paper presented in the Colloquium on Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, Cornell University, Law School, April 20, 2010)
Abstract: I will try to show how the establishment of the Palestinian Authority as such constituted a breakthrough for the possibility to establish the Rule of Law in Palestine after Oslo; to establish a system substantially different from the Israeli military government of the “areas” that fell under its control in 1967, deemed “occupied territory” by the international community. A systematic change in legal system had been undertaken since then. Those changes are sine qua non for the establishment of Rule of Law system. Those efforts of legal reform, I will argue, may lead to the opposite of what the Rule of Law is. The fact that such a process took place under the Palestinian Authority, while Israeli occupation persisted, is one of the main factors to reaching that outcome. The risk I will try to shed the light on is that whenever international community supports top – down reforms will end up supporting and consolidating authoritarian practices.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11889/5737
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