Forced displacement is one of the primary and most visible consequences of the conflict between Palestine and Israel. In this much needed book, Susan M. Akram and Terry Rempel examine the role of law and politics in the creation and resolution of one of the largest and most protracted refugee situations in the world today. The authors review the historical and political background to Palestinian displacement, the situation of refugees in exile, and the efforts to resolve the issue over the past six decades. Drawing on years of research and advocacy, they examine the legal framework and state practices governing solutions for refugees worldwide. They also consider the collective and individual rights involved in the Palestinian case and options for solutions. Placing refugees at the center of its legal and political analysis, Out of Place, Out of Time is a vital intervention for those seeking a lasting settlement for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
About the Author
Susan Akram is a clinical professor at Boston University School of Law where she teaches international human rights, and refugee and immigration law.
Terry Rempel is an independent research consultant and Honorary Research Fellow in Politics at Exeter University.