Title: Palestinian legislation and the freedom of movement: an appraisal in light of international human rights law

Authors: Mutaz Qafisheh

Addresses: Hebron University, P.O. Box 40, Hebron, Palestine

Abstract: In a highly political context, this paper looks at the freedom of movement as a technical matter in Palestine. The objective of the paper is to support the efforts of the Palestinian legislator with regard to reforming the existing system in light of international human rights standards within the limits and the restrictions imposed by the Israeli occupation. The paper comes at the time in which the Palestinian leadership is approaching the UN for Palestine's membership in the organisation as a state. It may be viewed as a reminder on the obligations that would face this state after its admission to the UN and upon becoming party to international treaties.

Keywords: Palestine; residence; migration; travel; deportation; right of return; United Nations admission; domestic application; human rights law; international law; freedom of movement; Palestinian legislation; international treaties.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2013.055623

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2013 Vol.1 No.2, pp.110 - 126

Received: 12 Sep 2012
Accepted: 12 Sep 2012

Published online: 01 Aug 2013 *

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