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Oslo and the shifting paradigms of the Human Rights Community in Israel and Palestine

Fleischmann, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-1228-9142 (2023). Oslo and the shifting paradigms of the Human Rights Community in Israel and Palestine. Israel Studies Review, 38(2), pp. 104-122. doi: 10.3167/isr.2023.380208


Despite some improvement to the lives of Palestinians through human rights activism, this article will argue that the legal regime governing occupied territories, combined with a rigid legalized conception and application of human rights, limits the ability to achieve human rights protections for those living under prolonged military occupations. Drawing on a critique of liberal legalism and through an analysis of court cases and human rights reports in the case of the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinians, this article will identify four key barriers to change. It will trace the key shifts in the human rights organizations in Israel and Palestine, which seek to overcome these limitations in an effort to secure long-term human rights for the Palestinians.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been published in Israel Studies Review by Berghahn journals.
Publisher Keywords: Human Rights; Israeli Occupation; Law; Activism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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