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The Implications of the Acquisition of a New Nationality for the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees

Masri, M. (2015). The Implications of the Acquisition of a New Nationality for the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees. Asian Journal of International Law, 5(2), pp. 356-386. doi: 10.1017/S2044251314000241

Abstract

This article examines the legal consequences of the acquisition of a new nationality for the right of return of Palestinian refugees. The article argues that since the right of return is independent of the refugee status, the cessation of the latter should not necessarily abrogate the former. By examining the underpinnings of the right of return to one’s own country, especially the link between the individual and her territory, this article argues that this link is somehow weakened in a situation of naturalization in a different country. However, this weakening of the link should not automatically lead to the deprivation of rights. The circumstances that lead refugees to leave their country of origin, the circumstances preventing their return, and the decisions made by the individuals in view of their available options should be examined.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2014, Cambridge University Press.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4128
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