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Welchman, Lynn (2021) Al-Haq: A Global History of the First Palestinian Human Rights Organization. Oakland, California: University of California Press. (New Directions in Palestinian Studies)

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Abstract

Established in Ramallah in 1979, al-Haq was the first Palestinian human rights organization and one of the first such organizations in the Arab world. This inside history explores how al-Haq initiated methodologies in law and practice that were ahead of its time and that proved foundational for many strands of today’s human rights work in Palestine and elsewhere. Lynn Welchman looks at both al-Haq’s history and legacy to explore such questions as: Why would one set up a human rights organization under military occupation? How would one go about promoting the rule of law in a Palestinian society deleteriously served by the law and with every reason to distrust those charged with implementing its protections? How would one work to educate overseas allies and activate international law in defense of Palestinian rights? This revelatory story speaks to the practice of local human rights organizations and their impact on international groups.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISBN: 9780520976900
Copyright Statement: © 2021 by Lynn Welchman
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.102
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 17:22
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35232
Funders: Other, UNSPECIFIED

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