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Forthcoming Publications


Iain Scobbie, 'Natural resources and belligerent occupation: perspectives from international humanitarian and human rights law' pp. 229-252 in Akram S, Dumper M, Lynk M, and Scobbie I (eds), International law and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict: a rights–based approach to Middle East peace, Routledge: London, 2011

Alon Margalit and Sarah Hibbin, 'Unlawful presence of protected persons in occupied territory? An analysis of Israel's permit regime and expulsions from the West Bank under the law of occupations', 13 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law pp. 245-282, 2011.

Iain Scobbie, '‘The holiness of the heart’s affection’: Philip Allott’s theory of Social Idealism', pp. 168-195 in Orakhelashvili A (ed), Research handbook on the theory and history of international
Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, 2011.


Iain Scobbie, 'Principle or pragmatics?  The relationship between human rights law and the law of armed conflict', 14 Journal of Conflict and Security Law 449-457 (2010)

Iain Scobbie, 'Wicked heresies or legitimate perspectives?  Theory and international law' pp. 58-92 in Evans M (ed), International law, Oxford UP: Oxford, 2010, 3rd edn


Iain Scobbie, "Assumptions and presuppositions: State responsibility for system crimes", pp. 270-297 in A. Nollkaemper and H. van der Wilt (eds), System criminality in international law, Cambridge UP: Cambridge, 2009.

Iain Scobbie with Sarah Hibbin, The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in international law: territorial issues, New York: US Middle East Project, September 2009.
The full report is also available at USMEP's website

Democracy and Middle East Governance Project, Occupation, colonialism, apartheid?:  A re-assessment of Israel's practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law, Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC, May 2009 
The link is for a summary.  The full report had been republished as a book


Iain Scobbie, “Last Refuge of the Tyrant: judicial deference to executive actions in times of ‘terror’”, chapter 8 in A Bianchi and A. Keller (eds), Counterterrorism; Democracy's Challenge, Oxford: Hart, 2008


Iain Scobbie, “The approach to customary international law in the ICRC Study”, chapter 2 in E Wilmshurst & S Breu (eds), Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge: CUP, 2007 

Ron Dudai, “A Model for Dealing with the Past in the Israeli-Palestinian Context”, International Journal of Transitional Justice 1(2), 2007, pp. 249-267

Stephanie Koury “The European Community and Member States’ Duty of non-recognition under the EC-Morocco Association Agreement: State Responsibility and Customary International Law ”, in Arts, Karin and Pinto Leite, Pedro (eds.), International Law and the Question of Western Sahara, International Platform of Jurists for East Timor, Oporto, 2007 

Ron Dudai, “Triangle of Betrayal: Collaborators and Transitional Justice in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Journal of Human Rights, vol 6 (1), 2007 

Ron Dudai, “They Would Never Hurt A Fly: War Criminals on Trial in the Hague” Review essay, Social and Legal Studies vol 16 (2), June 2007 

Ron Dudai, “Does any of this Matter? Transitional Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, in Christine Chinkin, David Downes, Conor Gearty and Paul Rock (eds.), The Politics and Sociology of Human Rights, Crime and Social Control: Essays in Honour of Stanley Cohen, (Devon, Willan, 2007) 


Agnes Bertrand-Sanz “Legal Aspects of the Relationships between the European Union and the Palestinians”,13 Palestine Yearbook of International Law, Martin Nijhoff, 2006

Ron Dudai, “Peace Warriors”, Vol 121 New Humanist issue 6, November/December 2006

Iain Scobbie, "An Intimate Disengagement: Israel’s Withdrawal from Gaza, the Law of Occupation and of Self-Determination", 11 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 3-31 (2006)

Iain Scobbie, "Jurisphilia/jurisphobia: United States’ approaches to international law theory", Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, 2006

Ron Dudai, “Understanding Perpetrators in Genocides and Mass Atrocities”, British Journal of Sociology 2006 Volume 57 Issue 4

Ron Dudai "Guantanamo Exported: 'Illegal Combatants' and the Israeli Supreme Court", Jurist, 11 May 2006

Iain Scobbie, " Is Gaza Still Occupied Territory?", 26 Forced Migration Review - Palestinian Displacement: A Case Apart? 18, 2006

Lena El Malak, " Reparations for Palestinain Refugees", 26 Forced Migration Review - Palestinian Displacement: A Case Apart? 46, 2006

Ron Dudai, “ Advocacy with Footnotes: The Human Rights Report as a Literary Genre” (book review of “Through No Fault of Their Own: Punitive House Demolitions During the al-Aqsa Intifada” by Ronen Shnayderman) 28 (3) Human Rights Quarterly 783, 2006

Iain Scobbie, "Regarding/Disregarding: The Judicial Rhetoric of President Barak and the International Court of Justice's Wall Advisory Opinion", 5 Chinese Journal of International Law 2, 2006 (access online at Oxford Journals)

Ron Dudai, " Guantanamo Exported: 'Illegal Combatants' and the Israeli Supreme Court", Jurist, 11 May 2006

Ron Dudai, " Slippery Slopes and the War on Terror: Lessons From Israel", Jurist, 10 April 2006


Stephanie Koury, "  West Bank Road Vs. Peace ", Washington Post, Nov 19 2005

Stephanie Koury, "Why this Wall", pp48-65 in M Sorkin, Against the Wall , The New Press: New York and London , 2005

Iain Scobbie, " Unchart(er)ed Waters?: Consequences of the Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory", 16(5) European Journal of International Law

Iain Scobbie, ‘The Responsibility of Great Britain in Respect of the Creation of the Palestine Refugee Question', 10 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, pp 39-59, 2005

Stephanie Koury, " Israeli Settlements Illegal, And Getting Worse", Sep 21, 2005, Distributed by Minuteman Media and published in Topeka Capital Journal (09/24/05) and Northwest Arkansas Times (09/25/05)

Ron Dudai, ‘The Wall, the Law and the Court: Reflections on the Beit Sourik Case in the Israeli Supreme Court', 10 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law , pp 471-488, 2005

Stephanie Koury, ‘The ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Wall: A Prelude to State Action?', 10 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, pp 463-469, 2005

Iain Scobbie, Gaza Deployment Paper: Part One (Self Determination) , Draft briefing paper, August 2005

Stephanie Koury, “Sending the Wrong Message: US/EU Settlement Policy” Middle East International, Apr 15 2005

Ron Dudai, “Human Rights in the ‘War on Terror'”, Middle East International , 749, April 2005

Stephanie Koury, "Europe and the Rule of Law in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process", The Middle East In London , Vol. 1 No. 10, March 2005

Iain Scobbie, "Words My Mother Never Taught Me – “In Defence of the International Court ”, 99(1) American Journal of International Law , 2005, pp.76-88

Ron Dudai, "Courting Conflict: the Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza" (review essay), 10(2) Journal of Conflict and Security Law , June 2005

Ron Dudai, "Human Rights Dilemmas in Using Informers to Combat Terrorism: The Israeli-Palestinian Case", 17(1) Terrorism and Political Violence , 2005 pp. 229-243


Iain Scobbie, "The Wall and International Humanitarian Law", 9 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law , pp. 495-506

Lena El-Malak, "Betrayed and Forgotten: Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon ", 9 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law , pp. 131-16

Lena El-Malak, Israel's State Responsibility Towards Palestinian Refugees (in Arabic) published in Adabmag

Ron Dudai & Daphna Baram, The Second Battle of Algiers Guardian Newspaper , Oct 30 2004

Iain Scobbie,  Smoke, Mirrors and Killer Whales: The International Court's Opinion on the Israeli Barrier Wall , 5(9) German Law Journal , pp 1107-1131

Iain Scobbie, The Wall and International Humanitarian Law (PDF), March 2004

Iain Scobbie, Issues of Competence and Procedure in the Wall Advisory Opinion (PDF), January 2004

The research programme on Law, human rights and peace building in the Middle East is sponsored by Sir Joseph Hotung and administered by SOAS.