|Title||What Role for Law in the Palestinian Struggle for Liberation?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Keywords||Liberation, Middle East, Palestine|
Is international law part of the solution in the Palestinian quest for self-determination and human rights – or part of the problem as a number of voices now argue? Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Noura Erakat provides insights into the positions of those who argue the law is the problem and then discusses the ways in which law can be made to work for the Palestinian people. She shows why the “triumph of human rights does not necessarily lead to justice” and argues for a political program that uses the law rather than letting a legal strategy define politics.