Why Statehood Now: A Reflection on the ICC’s Impact on Palestine’s Engagement with International Law

  • Michael G. Kearney


In 1947, a subcommittee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, by a majority of one, voted not to submit a request for an Advisory Opinion to the International Court of Justice. The question under consideration was as follows: ‘Whether the United Nations, or any of its Member States, is competent to enforce or recommend the enforcement of any proposal concerning the constitution and future government of Palestine, in particular, any plan of partition which is contrary to the wishes, or adopted without the consent of, the inhabitants of Palestine.’


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Kearney
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of EconomicsLondonUK

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