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The Arab-Israeli Accords

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ISBN13: 9789041109026
ISBN: 9041109021
Published: May 1996
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This text brings together independent and well-established lawyers and jurists from both sides of the century-old conflict, to reflect on matters of common interest. As violence recedes before negotiation and compromise, all issues covered by the ongoing negotiations will be determined by the emerging rule of law. The strategic issues discussed include: history and law; key international treaties; the domestic dimensions of the process; water arrangements; economic issues; and the legal institutions which are being created and which must adapt to the new scene. Another feature of the book is that, as an end result, it shows that the old legal opposition of Israeli and Arab views is giving way to a common, informed reflection on a joint and informed endeavour on the way to a coexistence determined primarily by law.

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Part 1 History and law: the weight of legal history - constraints and hopes in the search, R. Shehadeh; legal systems and public attitudes during negotiations towards transition from conflict to reconciliation - the Middle East, 1992-1994, R. Gavison.
Part 2 The Palestinian-Israeli accords and their implementation: the status of the Palestinian authority, E. Benvenisti; some legal aspects of the declaration of principles - a Palestinian view, E. Cotran.
Part 3 The structure of domestic developments: domestic politics, law and the peace process - a view from Israel, D. Kretzmer; the draft basic law for the Palestinian National Authority during the transitional period, A. al-Qasem. Appendix: basic law for the National Authority in the transitional period - third draft
Part 4 Economy and law: legal aspects of Israeli economy, C. Fassberg; power and trade - the Israeli-Palestinian economic protocol, S. Emusa, M. El-Jaafari.
Part 5 Water and law: the Jordan-Israel water agreement - A model or an exception? S. Elmusa; joint management of groundwater resources - its need and implications, E. Feitelson.
Part 6 Creating legal institutions: creating legal institutions - the effectiveness of the Israeli legal system, R. Levush; judicial independence under Palestinian rule, M. Rishmawi.