Palestine, Law and Colonialism

Dr Amanda Kramer leads an insightful exploration into the complex legal and humanitarian issues facing Palestine, she is joined by PhD student Tamara Tamimi and Dr Munir Nuseibah to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis, international crimes, and the international community’s response.

They explore the historical and legal context, emphasising the need for justice, accountability, and the role of international institutions like the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. The conversation also explores settler colonialism, apartheid, and the global solidarity movements supporting Palestinian rights.

Dr Munir Nuseibah:

Munir Nuseibah is a human rights lawyer and academic based in Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine. He is an assistant professor at Al-Quds University’s faculty of law; the director (and co-founder) of Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic, the first accredited clinical legal education program in the Arab World; and the director of the Community Action Center in Jerusalem. He holds a B.A. degree in Law from Al-Quds University; an LL.M in International Legal Studies from the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington DC and a PhD degree from the University of Westminster in London, UK, which he acquired after successfully defending his thesis entitled: Forced Displacement in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, International Law, and Transitional Justice. Dr Nuseibah heads a number of research and services projects that focus on forced displacement, international law and Jerusalem.

Tamara Tamimi

Tamara Tamimi is a PhD researcher in Law at Queen’s University Belfast and scholar of the ESRC NINE Consortium. Tamara holds an MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS, University of London, where her MA thesis entitled “Destruction of Property and Unlawful Transfer in East Jerusalem: Reasonable Basis to Allege War Crimes” has received the Sarah Spells Prize for the best dissertation of the 2015/2016 academic year. Tamara’s research activity focuses on settler colonialism, transformative justice, forcible displacement, gender equality, and aid effectiveness of overseas development assistance. Tamara has also published extensively in peer reviewed journals and edited collections, including Development in PracticeAl-Shabaka- Palestinian Policy NetworkUniversity of GottingenE-International Relations, and Confluences Méditerranée.

Further Reading:

Tamara Tamimi, Ahmad Amara, Osama Risheq, Munir Nuseibah, Alice Panepinto, Brendan Browne, and Triestino Marinello “(Mis)using Legal Pluralism in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to Advance Dispossession of Palestinians: Israeli Policies against Palestinian Bedouins in the Eastern Jerusalem Periphery” in Noorhaidi Hasan and Irene Schneider (eds) in International Law between Translation and Pluralism: Examples from Germany, Palestine and Indonesia.

Munir Nuseibah and Tamara Tamimi “The Impact of the Oslo Accords on the Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in Palestine” in Noorhaidi Hasan and Irene Schneider (eds) in International Law between Translation and Pluralism: Examples from Germany, Palestine and Indonesia.

Munir Nuseibah and Sari Harb, “What Does the ICJ Ruling Mean for Palestinians”:

Tamara Tamimi and Daniela Suarez Vargas, “Propaganda vs. Truth: Israeli Propaganda and Palestinian Demonisation”, E-International Relations:

Osama Risheq, Tamara Tamimi, Raghad Adwan, Munir Nuseibah, “Depoliticised Humanitarianism Critiquing the Effectiveness of International Aid for the Bedouin Communities in the Jerusalem Periphery”, Development in Practice Special Issue on Conflict Sensitivity/ Do No Harm in Development, Humanitarian & Peacebuilding Practice. 

International Law and Perceptions of Justice in Palestine, with Tamara Tamimi; LawPod:

Activist Lawyer Podcast, with Tamara Tamimi:

Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Rashid Khalidi, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917- 2017

This episode was recorded 15th February 2024