'Two States for Two Peoples': Self-determination, Population Transfer and the Palestine Papers'


Wed 30/05/2012

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Dr Catriona Drew (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)


(Convenors: Professor Dianne Otto (IILAH) and Professor Gerry Simpson (APCML))

This seminar is jointly hosted by APCML and IILAH and will be chaired by Professor Dianne Otto (Director, Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH); Project Director for Peacekeeping in the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (APCML)).

‘Our idea is to refer to two states for two peoples. Or two nation states. Palestine and Israel living side by side in peace and security with each state constituting the homeland for its people and the fulfilment of their national aspirations and self-determination … I would like to emphasize that the meaning of “its people” is the Jewish people.’

Tzipi Lipni, 8th Negotiation Team Meeting, Tuesday 13 November 2007,
The Palestine Papers 2011.

This seminar will explore the implications of the Israeli understanding of self-determination in the Israeli–Palestinian peace negotiations against the background of the twentieth-century relationship between the principle of  self-determination and policies and practice of population transfer.

Dr Catriona Drew is a lecturer in international law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).

Seminar from 6.00 - 7.15pm
Light refreshments from 5.30pm - 6.00pm (common room)


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