Announcement of release: al-Majdal Magazine (Issue 27, Autumn 2005) - Restitution: Making Return a Reality

Announcement of release:
al-Majdal Magazine (Issue 27, Autumn 2005)

Restitution: Making Return a Reality

For Immediate Release

No. (E/30/05) 22 November 2005
 

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When Palestinian refugees and internally displaced talk about the right of return they speak about return to a specific place – a village, a piece of land and a home. No one really knows how many refugees would choose to return if given the chance to do so. There are simply too many factors to consider. But like refugees from Guatemala, Bosnia, Kosovo and elsewhere, displaced Palestinians that wish to return to homes, lands and properties should be allowed to do so.

 

Contents of this issue:

 

Editorial: Restitution: Making Return a Reality

Housing and Property Restitution

– Making the Right to Return a Reality: Utilizing of the United Nations Principles on Housing and Property Restitution by Scott Leckie and Mayra Gomez

– The Atlas of Palestine 1948 Interview with Dr. Salman Abu Sitta

– “Nothing New to Report”: The Registry of Damage Resulting from the Construction of the Wall

– The Fate of Decolonized Land in the Gaza Strip and Northern West Bank

– A Struggle for Restitution: Case of Kafr Bir’im, by Nihad Boqai’

– Documenting Palestinian Refugee Claims: The Unfinished Job by Terry Rempel

– Do Israeli Rights Conflict with the Palestinian Right of Return? Identifying the Possible Legal Arguments by Michael Kagan

– The Holocaust Industry Doesn’t Act Against Israel as it Did Against Switzerland by Shraga Elam

– Taking Restitution Claims to the European Court of Human Rights Interview with Titina Loizidou

 

General Articles

– Israel Tries to Tighten Immigration by Following Europe by Michael Kagan

– The Forgotten: The Case of Non-ID Palestinians in Lebanon

– Palestinians in Lebanon and the Right to Work, Amendment to Allow More Refugees

Access to Employment by Suhail Natour

– Who is Monitoring Palestinian IDPs in the Occupied West Bank?

– CEDAW on Israel: Failure to Address Core Issues by Karine Mac Allister

– Civitas: Foundations for the Participation of Palestinian Refugees and Exile Communities

by Karma Nabulsi, Rabie Masri, and Mezna Qato

– Update: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Until Israel Complies with International Law by Muhammad Jaradat

– 43 Hours in Sabra and Shatila by Bayan Nuwayhed al-Hout

 

Resources

Documents

– Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons, United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

– NGO Statement on International Protection submitted to the 2005 Meeting of the Executive

Committee of the UNHCR (Excerpt)

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