Justus R. Weiner is an international human rights lawyer and a member of the Israel and New York Bar Associations. He is currently a Scholar in Residence at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and an adjunct lecturer at Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University.
Human Rights and International Law
Publications resulting from his research on human rights and international law include:
- "Will the Next Generation of Palestinians Make Peace with Israel,"
Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 537, 1 December 2005.
- Human Rights of the Christians in Palestinian Society JCPA (2005).
- "Palestinian Christians: Equal Citizens or Oppressed Minority in a Future Palestinian State,"
7 Oregon Review of International Law 26 (Spring 2005).
- "Palestinian Christians: A Minority's Plea for Rights Silenced by the Politics of Peace,"
4(3) The Journal of Human Rights 363 (2005).
- "Israel's Security Barrier: An International Comparative Analysis and Legal Evaluation,"
co-author Dr. Barry Feinstein, 37(2) George Washington International and Comparative Law Journal 312 (2005).
- "Child Abuse: The New Islamic Cult of Martyrdom,"
16 Faultlines (the Institute for Conflict Management in New Delhi, India) 63 (2005).
- "The NGOs, Demolition of Illegal Building in Jerusalem, and International Law,"
17(1-2) Jewish Political Studies Review 47 (2005).
- "Palestinian Christians: Silent Victims of a Zero-Sum Game,"
8(2) Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights (Faculty of Law, University of Malta) 383 (2004).
- "Palestinian Children and the New Cult of Martyrdom,"
3 Harvard Israel Review (Summer 2003).
- "The Global Epidemic of Illegal Building and Demolitions: Implications for Jerusalem,"
Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 498, 15 May 2003.
- "Is Jerusalem Being 'Judaized'?"
15(1-2) Jewish Political Studies Review 177 (Spring 2003).
- "The Palestinian Boycott of Jerusalem's Municipal Political Process: Consequences for the Level of Public Services and Infrastructure,"
2(21) Jerusalem Issue Brief (March 23, 2003).
- "Illegal Construction in Jerusalem: A Variation on an Alarming Global Phenomenon,"
- "The Use of Palestinian Children in the Al-Aqsa Intifada: A Legal and Political Analysis,"
16(1) Temple Journal of International and Comparative Law 43 (2002).
- "The Recruitment of Children in Current Palestinian Strategy,"
2(8) Jerusalem Issue Brief (October 1, 2002).
- "The Use of Palestinian Children in the Al-Aqsa Intifada,"
Jerusalem Viewpoints No. 441, 1 November 2000.
- "Co-existence Without Conflict: the Implementation of Legal Structures for Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation Pursuant to the Interim Peace Agreements,"
26(2) Brooklyn Journal of International Law 591 (2000).
- "Freedom of Migration: Legal Standards and State Practice," in Still Moving: Recent Jewish Migration in Comparative Perspective, Transaction Publishers (2000).
- Letter to the Editor, "Exile's Return," New York Review of Books, February 24, 2000
- "'My Beautiful Old House' and Other Fabrications by Edward Said," Commentary, September 1999
- "The False Prophet of Palestine: In the Wake of the Edward Said Revelations," Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints No. 422, January 16, 2000.
- "Human Rights Trends in the Emerging Palestinian State: Problems Encountered by Muslim Converts to Christianity," 8(3) Michigan State Journal of International Law 539 (1999).
- "The Hebron Agreement's Note For the Record: A Pandora's Box of Legal and Political Obstacles," Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints (Feb. 1, 1998).
- "The Temporary International Presence in Hebron: A Unique Approach to Peacekeeping, 16 Wisconsin International Law Journal 281 (1997).
- "The Hebron Protocol: The End of the Beginning or the Beginning of the End of the Israeli Palestinian Peace Process," 15 Boston University International Law Journal 375 (1997).
- "Human Rights in Limbo During the Interim Period of the Israel-Palestinian Peace Process:
Review, Analysis and Implications," 27 New York University Journal of International
Law and Politics 761 (1995).
- "The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and the 'Right of Return,'" 20 Boston College International and Comparative Law Review 1 (1997).
- "An Analysis of the Oslo II Agreement in Light of the Expectations of Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas," 17 Michigan Journal of International Law 667 (1996).
- "The Peace Process and the Right/Claim to 'Return,'" Survey of Arab Affairs (May 15, 1996).
- "Peace and Its Discontents: Israeli and Palestinians Intellectuals Who Reject the Current Peace Process," 29 Cornell Journal of International Law 101 (1996).
- "Israel's Expulsion of Islamic Militants to Southern Lebanon," 26 Columbia Human
Rights Law Review 357 (1995).
- "Is Israel's Security Fence Unique? A Plethora of Historical Antecedents," Jerusalem Post.
- "Implications of 'Safe Passage' between the West Bank and Gaza Strip: Reconciling a Viable Palestinian State with Israel's Security Requirements," Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law.
- "Referral of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Charges of Incitement to Commit Genocide Under Article 3(c) of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide"
Tal Becker, an international lawyer who served as an assistant legal adviser at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is the author of a comprehensive study addressing the legal implications for the international community of a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state.
Countries such as China, Russia, India, and Indonesia -- that may be inclined recognize a unilaterally declared Palestinian state -- should think twice about doing so, lest this be used as a precedent for secessionist movements in their own countries.
For the complete study, see "International Recognition of a Unilaterally Declared Palestinian State: Legal and Policy Dilemmas".