The Palestinian Refugees: The Right to Return in International Law

  title={The Palestinian Refugees: The Right to Return in International Law},
  author={Kurt Rene Radley},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={586 - 614}
  • Kurt Rene Radley
  • Published 1 July 1978
  • Political Science
  • American Journal of International Law
In 1975 the UN General Assembly established a 20-member Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People to prepare a program of implementation to enable the Palestinians to exercise the rights recognized in Resolution 3236 adopted by the General Assembly the previous year. Among the rights affirmed in that resolution is “the inalienable right of the Palestinians to return to their homes and property from which they have been displaced and uprooted …” The Committee… 

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