The Legal Foreign Policy of Palestinian leadership

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. .Joni Aasi/suprvisor
Dr. Nabeel Sha'ath/external examiner
Dr. Basel mansour/internal examiner
Dr. .Joni Aasi/suprvisor
Mursi Abed Alkareem Mahmoud Abed Alraziq
The Palestinian state's Interest in the subject of international law and its accession to several treaties must raise a question for any observer on the policy of this state to the international law, and in the case of a talk about a policy toward international law, we clash with the concept of foreign legal policy, developed by the French thinker GUY de Lacharriere where he refers to the use of the ruling elite of international law and international institutions in the provision of the national interest. This concept is based on a realistic vision of the law which takes into account the balance of power, or the limits of the law in the power relations. To clarify the foreign legal policy of the Palestinian leadership, the researcher determined its components based on the participants in the Palestinian external decision process. Interviews formed the basic methodology for this research, but to highlight the specificity of thise foreign legal policy we must address other legal positions within the Palestinian community and in particular civil society groups and Academic voics carrying a different vision of the national interest and international law, therefore I will divide my research to three basic themes: First: in the first chapter I have addressed the parlicipaing in actors the decision-making process, in external relations , the basic demands in the Palestinian foreign policy, the role of state institutions in this policy, also if there is a unified view of these institutions regarding Palestine in international relations, and whether the making decision process is deliberation in the meaning if there is participation of civil society institutions in decision-making process or is it centralized decision-making. Second: The second chapter dealt with the decision adopted by the Palestinian elite of international law compared with the decision of other groups in the Palestinian arena, such as academics, civil society, and specifically BDS group, popular boycott movement. Third: The third chapter dealt with the Palestinian practice and discourse within the realistic Palestinian legal approach to international treaties, within the literature pertaining to the analysis of the theoretical and realistic foreign policy in international relations.
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