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John Reynolds, EJ Phelan Fellow in International Law at NUI Galway, Irish Center for Human Rights and 2013 IGLP Conference participant and former research grant recipient, would like to announce the co-authorship of this article, “Apartheid, International Law, and the Occupied Palesinian Territory” for publication in the European Journal of International Law.

 

Abstract

Apartheid is a loaded term; saturated with history and emotion. It conjures up images and memories of discrimination, oppression, and brutality; indulgence, privilege, and pretension; racism, resistance, and, ultimately, emancipation. All of which come to us through the history of apartheid in South Africa. Although prohibited and criminalized by international law in response to the situation in southern Africa, the concept of apartheid was never given enormous attention by international lawyers. Following an awakening of interest in the international legal prohibition of apartheid as a potentially appropriate lens through which to view the situation of the Palestinians, this article examines the merits of such a claim in the context of Israeli law and practice in the occupied Palestinian territory.