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23rd July 2009

Book Launch at SOAS and talk at Goldsmiths

I will be officially launching my book at the Khalili Lecture Theatre at SOAS courtesy of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy on Wednesday 9 December.

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23rd July 2009

Review of Qafisheh's Book on Palestinian Nationality

You can read my review of Mutaz Qafisheh's new book The International Foundations of Palestinian Nationality: A Legal Examination of Nationality in Palestine under Britain's Rule published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in Leiden in 2008 in the ICLQ here.

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31st May 2009

Apartheid Study: Download here

The full-length version of the HSRC study entitled 'Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law' can be download from here.

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21st March 2009


The latest human rights report by UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk has just been published by the Human Rights Council in Geneva. I append it here in full.

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16th January 2009

Gaza: Not a War of Self-Defence

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Kattan of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, says that Israel's Gaza offensive cannot be legally excused by any right of self-defense and instead constitutes aggression and a forcible deprivation of the Palestinian people's right to self-determination...

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24th December 2008

Championing Global Human Rights: Interview with UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

Earlier this month, Israeli authorities deported Professor Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, who had arrived in the country to conduct his duties to investigate rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Victor Kattan interviewed Falk about the motivation behind his deportation, comparisons he has made between Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and Nazi crimes committed during World War II, his dual role as an academic and a human rights advocate, and how defenders of Israel deflect attention from what is happening on the ground by attacking critics of the state's policies.

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23rd September 2004

"A state cannot indefinitely stand against the world": An interview with UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard

In September 2004, Victor Kattan interviewed John Dugard, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories about the legal situation in the OPTs, apartheid, the International Court of Justice's advisory opinion in Wall, and his call for imposing an arms embargo on Israel.

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— Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations (1992-1997)

From Coexistence to Conquest

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