Lawfare, Legitimacy & Resistance: The Weak and the Law

Michael Kearney

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This chapter provides an overview of how Palestinian-led international law and human rights advocacy has drawn a reaction framed within a strategy of 'lawfare.' It seeks to highlight how the failure of the international community to uphold respect for Palestinian rights has prompted a campaign by which violence against civilians and civilian infrastructure can be legitimised through a reversal of the humanitarian elements of international law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-130
Number of pages51
JournalPalestine Yearbook of International Law
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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