Unmarked route on a fragile map: the UNSC resolutions on the question of Palestine

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Title Unmarked route on a fragile map: the UNSC resolutions on the question of Palestine
Author Rane, Halim
Publication Title Australian Political Science Association Conference
Editor Geoffrey Hawker
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Sydney
Publisher Macquarie University
Abstract A comprehensive analysis of the UNSC resolutions on the question of Palestine provides a normative framework for a just resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict. There is a perception that this approach has been tried and has failed. However, to the detriment of the peace process, there has been an almost complete absence of reference to international law and an overriding insistence on negotiations between the two parties that are highly asymmetrical. The international will to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict has not subsided but increased. It has also coincided with the failure of yet another phase of the US-brokered peace process, on the one hand, and renewed support for the UN as the world's principal organisation for conflict resolution, on the other. A likely consequence is that Western governments will be pressured to find an alternative, which may lead them to the 'neutral' position of endorsing the normative framework established by the UNSC resolutions. This paper offers a comprehensive analysis of the UNSC resolutions on the question of Palestine and examines their potential for contributing to a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.pol.mq.edu.au/apsa/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
Conference name Australian Political Science Association Conference
Location Macquarie University
Date From 2009-09-28
Date To 2009-09-30
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/31834
Date Accessioned 2010-03-29
Date Available 2010-09-02T06:51:00Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject International Relations
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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