International Court of Justice Firmly Walled in the Law of Power in the Israeli–Palestinian Peace Process

  title={International Court of Justice Firmly Walled in the Law of Power in the Israeli–Palestinian Peace Process},
  author={P de Waart},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  pages={467 - 487}
  • P. D. Waart
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
The impartial and nearly unanimous advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice in the Wall case put the role of politics and diplomacy in the settlement of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in its proper place, within the context of the rule of law. The significance of the opinion goes far beyond the illegality of the construction of the wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The Court wisely and courageously seized the opportunity of its first direct involvement in the… 
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