The International Court of Justice and the Annexation Wall: Replacing Politics With Law
This paper, released the day that the International Court of Justice began its hearings for the Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, provides a legal analysis of the Annexation Wall under international human rights and humanitarian law. It addresses the impact of the Wall on such legal issues as the prohibition of property destruction; freedom of movement; the rights to work, health, education and self-determination
House Demolitions in Silwan
The focus of this report will be on how the blatantly illegal policy of house demolitions has affected the residents of the Palestinian village of Silwan on the southern slopes of the Old City. This will be done through case studies and personal testimony, but in order to develop a competent understanding of the subject matter and to set the tone for the facts on the ground section 3 will provide a brief overview of the regions political and legal background.
A Human Rights Review on the EU and Israel - Relating Commitments to Actions
The report examines the EUs positions and responses to Israeli violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and its commitments to respect and promote human rights in relation to its actions vis--vis Israel. It also constitutes the EMHRNs first annual assessment of EU compliance with its own human rights commitments in its relations to a third country in the Barcelona Process.
The Israeli High Court of Justice and the Palestinian Intifada: a stamp of approval for Israeli violations in the Occupied Terri
This legal study presents an analytical reading of certain Israeli High Court decisions during the second Palestinian intifada, which broke out in September 2000. The study highlights, through analysis of selected decisions, the role which the High Court played and still plays in providing a "legal" basis and a stamp of approval for Israeil violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupying forces angainst Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Food Security and Viral Diseases
This study addresses an important theme related to food security: combating horticultural problems, particularly the viral diseases of fruit trees. It may seem that this is a remote subject for MAS, an economic policy research institute. However, designing a successful strategy to select the best plant species, protecting and developing high-quality fruits and adopting a successful plant certification system in Palestine have obvious consequences on agricultural production and productivity.
Discrimination study in the public service - Palestine
This study addressed the issue of discrimination in the public service as one of the main factors responsible for the poor performance of the Palestinian public sector
Arable Land in Palestine: Reasons of Decline and Policies for Protection
Arable land in Palestine suffers from a variety of problems, largely as a consequence of the Israeli occupation. These problems arise invariably as a result of access constraints, land confiscation, settlement activities, the construction and expansion of the separation wall, ‘security’ related land closures, and limited water allocation. However, these specific issues have been explored previously by a number of research institutions. Consequently, and with the desire to advance the discussion of this topic, this study will focus on a number of less obvious challenges.
Agricultural Insurance in Palestine: Current Conditions and Recommendations for Future Policy
This study investigates key aspects of the agricultural production system and proposes an insurance system to fit the Palestinian case. The subjects covered are broadly divided into three. Each section is called a ‘map’.
Basic School and Social Capital: Case Studies in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The research is based on the hypothesis that schools are not merely a place to teach, and are not only meant to provide students with educationalcultural capital (regardless of the quality of this capital). Instead, due to their spread all over the West Bank and Gaza, they are qualified institutions which contribute to creating social capital in addition to educational cultural capital.