Israel (1948–1949) and Palestine (1998–1999): Two Studies in the Creation of States

James Crawford

in The Reality of International Law

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683510 | DOI:
Israel (1948–1949) and Palestine (1998–1999): Two Studies in the Creation of States

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This chapter examines the history of the creation of the states of Israel in 1948 and Palestine in 1998. Thus far, international law has distinguished between the right to self-determination and the actual achievement of statehood. It can be argued that the position is different when the requirement in favour of the statehood of a given territory is imposed by general international law, and in particular by a peremptory norm such as the right to self-determination.

Keywords: Israel; Palestine; statehood; international law; self-determination

Chapter.  15813 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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