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International Humanitarian Law

Do Counterterrorism Grant Clauses Contradict Humanitarian Principles?

As organizations navigate the thorny terrain of providing relief to communities in Palestine, the principles of international humanitarian law—humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence—loom large. These are not simply lofty goals. Because the effectiveness of aid delivery relies on adherence to these principles, it is essential that any aid organization, whether based in Palestine or elsewhere, become intimately familiar with them.


Richard Falk Commentary on the Legal and Human Rights Implications of Shir Hever’s Analysis of Palestinian Aid that Ends up in the Israeli Economy

Richard Falk, the international scholar who just completed his term as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine, comments on Shir Hever's analysis of Palestinian aid that ends up in the Israeli economy. This commentary provides the legal and human rights view to the analysis.

Human Rights for Dignity: A Primer on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Introduction to social, economic and cultural rights and parties' obligations under international law. Includes section (pages 130-141) on different approaches to claiming rights. By Amnesty International ( 2014. 145 pages. In Arabic at file:///Users/noramurad/Downloads/pol340012014ar.pdf.

Donor Complicity in Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights

In this Al-Shabaka policy brief, Nora Lester Murad examines aid through the lens of
“complicity” and exposes shortcomings in current legal frameworks. She argues that regardless of the
limitations of applicable law, international aid actors are fundamentally responsible to those they seek to
assist and must be held accountable for the harm they cause or enable. She identifies the areas in

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