Palestinian self-determination and statehood

By Andrew Tucker The concepts of statehood and self-determination are at the center of the normative structure on which the international legal order is premised. The right to self-determination refers to the right of a people to freely determine their political status and pursue their economic, social and cultural development. It is primarily a political concept. The concept of ‘statehood’, which is…

EU two-state policy review

Institutions like the UN and the EU have undertaken strenuous efforts for the realization of a Palestinian State. However, despite a half-century of financial and diplomatic input, the current reality is that there is no independent, democratic Palestinian state. Instead, the peace process has terminated, and security risks are undiminished.  A report of a study carried…