Forthcoming BADIL Publications

Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Palestinians 2002. This new publication by BADIL provides basic historical and current information on Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons. The Survey includes 6 chapters covering the historical circumstances of Palestinian displacement, population, legal status, socio-economic profile, international protection and assistance, and durable solutions. The Survey will be published annually by BADIL Resource Center. Available in English and Arabic. For early orders contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the Global Palestine Right of Return Coalition. Includes working papers submitted to the third annual meeting of the Global Palestine Right of Return Coalition held in Copenhagen, December 2002. The publication also includes a summary of discussions and debate as well as the final statement issued by the Coalition. Arabic with English summaries. For early orders contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New BADIL Publications

UNHCR, Palestinian Refugees, and Durable Solutions. BADIL Information & Discussion Brief No. 7. This brief, previously published in English (August 2002) provides an overview of the UNHCR vis-à-vis Palestinian refugees. The Brief examines the unique and complex relationship between UNHCR and Palestinian refugees as set forth in the 1950 Statute of the UNHCR and the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and raises questions about a UNHCR role concerning international protection and the search for and implementation of durable solutions for Palestinian refugees based on a review of UNHCR’s mandate, operational experience, and political environment. Arabic and English. For orders contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Experiencing the Right of Return, Palestinian Refugees Visit Bosnia”

This 20 video documents a study visit of a delegation of Palestinian refugees to Bosnia-Herzegovina in June 2002. The delegation, comprised of refugees from Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, and Europe traveled to Bosnia in order to understand: What was done and how? What didn’t work and why? What are the lessons for Palestinians and their struggle for the implementation of the right of return and real property restitution?

Producer (Copyright): BADIL Resource Center.
Technical Production: ISIS for Audio-Visual Production.
Director: Alexander Goekjian.
Palestine, 2002.

For orders contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Available in English and Arabic.

Internally Displaced Palestinians, International Protection, and Durable Solutions. BADIL Information & Discussion Brief No. 9. One of the often neglected groups of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Middle East is internally displaced Palestinians. While internally displaced Palestinians inside 1948 Palestine/Israel and in 1967 occupied Palestine comprise a small percent of the global Palestinian refugee population, they face many of the same problems as refugees. This includes the lack of national and international protection, denial of durable solutions – i.e., return, housing and property restitution, and compensation, and the absence of an international body or mechanism to provide protection and search for durable solutions. The first part of the brief provides a short overview of the different categories of internally displaced Palestinians and population estimates. The remaining part of the brief examines protection of Palestinian IDPs during displacement, protection from displacement and durable solutions, and mechanisms for protection and implementation of the right of return and housing and property restitution. The brief concludes with a number of recommendations for international actors, non-governmental organizations, and Israel. The 1998 Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement provides the legal foundation for the brief. For orders contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Available in English and Arabic.

Jerusalem 1948, The Arab Neighborhoods of the City and their Fate During the War. Salim Tamari (ed.) 2nd Revised and Expanded Edition. Published by BADIL Resource Center and the Institute for Jerusalem Studies, 2002. The revised and expanded version includes a new chapter on photographs of Jerusalem before the 1948 war. ISBN 0-88728-274-1. For orders contact, IPS-Beirut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or www.palestine-studies.org.

Al-Quds 1948: al-ahya’ al-‘arabiyah wa-masiruha fi harb 1948. Salim Tamari (ed.). Published by BADIL Resource Center and the Institute for Palestine Studies, 2002. ISBN 9953-9001-9-1. To order contact IPS-Beirut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or www.palestine-studies.org.

Forced Migration Online (FMO): FMO is a digital library with approximately 3,000 full-text documents in electronic format which can be searched, read and printed as required. It includes recent and historical grey (unpublished) literature and research materials. FMO was launched in November 2002. For more information contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See also, www.forcedmigration.org.

Forced Migration Review (FMR): FMR is the in-house journal of the Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. FMR is a 48-page magazine published three / four times a year in English, Spanish and Arabic and produced in collaboration with the Global IDP Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council. FMR is distributed to relief and development NGOs, human rights agencies, Red Cross/Crescent offices, UNHCR, UNICEF and other UN agencies, bilateral donors, refugee camps, research institutes, foreign and interior ministries and university, national and public libraries. FMR serves the humanitarian community by providing a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally displaced people in order to improve policy and practice and to involve refugees and IDPs in programme design and implementation. By: publishing concise jargon-free articles by practitioners, researchers and displaced people which share information, experience and policy recommendations global dissemination: FMR in English, Arabic and Spanish is distributed to almost six thousand organisations and individuals in 150 countries; Southern institutions and displaced people receive FMR for free; full-text versions of articles are available online without charge encouraging networking and information exchange in the field of forced migration by providing news of publications, Internet resources and conferences promoting wider public knowledge of, and respect for, the UN Refugee Convention and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Current and back issues of the English language version are online at www.fmreview.org and in Arabic at www.hijra.org.uk.

Contact: Editors, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LA, UK
tel: +44 (0)1865 280700 Fax +44 (0)1865 270721 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Access Denied
Palestinian Land Rights in Israel
Hussein Abu Hussein and Fiona McKay

The struggle for land has been a key element of the conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine for the past hundred years. While international attention focuses on Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, legally outside Israel's boundaries, there is another dimension to the land question altogether. Nearly one-fifth of Israel's population is Palestinian. This book examines how Israeli land policy today inhibits access to land for its own Arab citizens even within the 1948 boundaries of the state of Israel.

Its authors - one a Palestinian lawyer and Israeli citizen, the other a British international human rights lawyer who worked in Israel for many years - examine the system of land ownership, the acquisition and administration of public land, and the control of land use through planning and housing regulations. The book reveals that the law is used to discriminate against non-Jewish citizens and restrict Israeli Palestinians' access to land. The authors demonstrate that Israeli land policies breach international human rights standards and that these standards could be used as a basis to challenge discriminatory policies.

The book may be ordered from Zed Books, www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk
HbISBN 1 84277 122 1 £ 49.95 $75.00
PbISBN 1 84277 123 X £ 15.95 $25.00

Beer Sheba and Gaza Map 1948
Second Edition, February 2003

This map, produced by the Palestine Land Society, covers an area which has been largely unknown or misunderstood. It provides information 77 Bedouin clans in the Beer Sheba and Gaza area, including their location in 1948, their expulsion, their current place of refuge and their land claims. The map is based on travellers and military maps before WWI, British Mandate maps, papers of the Beer Sheba District Officer Aref al-Aref, information from Beer Sheba Societies in Gaza, Jordan and Israel, and personal interviews.
Scale 1:120,000. Size: 70 x 100 cm.
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