The Barrier in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Protection of private property under international humanitarian and human rights law

By Elin B. Hilwig

The construction of the Barrier in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and accompanying regime raises various issues of interest within the field of international law. This research is focussed on the protection of Palestinian private real property. The main question is what legal protection is offered by the regimes of humanitarian and human rights law regarding private real property in the Occupied Palestinian Territory in the content of the seizure and destruction of property for the construction of the Barrier by Israel. Moreover, what legal action can be undertaken by both the individual Palestinians and the international community to enforce the relevant provisions?


Publication Date: 7/1/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789058501196