SURPASSING STATEHOOD, APPROXIMATING HOPE
BOOK LAUNCH FOR
Noura Erakat, JUSTICE FOR SOME: LAW AND THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE (Stanford University Press, 2019)
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 6:30 PM | RESEARCH 163
G E O R G E M A S O N U N I V E R S I T Y
RICHARD FALK PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
SHERENE SEIKALY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
SHIRA ROBINSON GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
NOURA ERAKAT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Pizza and drinks will be provided
Cosponsored by Middle East and Islamic Studies, Global Affairs, Center for Global Islamic Studies, Department of History
— Angela Y. Davis, author of Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
"A radical rethinking of the role of law and legal advocacy in the struggle for Palestinian rights. Noura Erakat tells how a refugee problem became a national liberation movement, and the tragic story of how initiative and momentum were squandered after Oslo. Brilliant, inspiring, coldly realistic—and hopeful."
— Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence Emeritus, Harvard Law School
"Without any doubt, Justice for Some is the best book on the law and politics of the Palestine/Israel struggle—sophisticated, learned, humane, and creative. Noura Erakat makes a profound contribution to our general understanding of the paradoxical role of law in the contemporary world."
— Richard Falk, Princeton University, Former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine, author of Palestine's Horizon: Toward a Just Peace,
"Anyone wondering how and why international law has failed so miserably to curb Israeli violations in Palestine and the deleterious effect this has had on the law itself should read this book. Noura Erakat communicates...with the skill of a lawyer and the passion of an activist. Justice for Some is both enriching and inspiring."
— Raja Shehadeh, founder of Al-Haq, author of Where the Line Is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine
"Through a brilliant and bracing analysis of the Palestine question and settler colonialism, Noura Erakat offers a compelling story of how the antinomies of structure and indeterminacy shaped international law and its possibilities. Justice for Some is a vital lens into movement lawyering on the international plane. At once tragic and inspiring, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in decolonization and the politics of international law."
— Vasuki Nesiah, New York University, founding member of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL)
"Noura Erakat brings a sophisticated understanding of the role of international law over the last century in the Question of Palestine. This brilliant book will be of great interest to anyone seeking to understand why the outcome, thus far, to the disposition of the Palestine problem has not been a just one."
— Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University, author of The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: Settler-Colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017
April 22, 2019